coal industry

  • westva
    October 10, 2014  

    One of the least healthy places in the United States is taking an unexpected shift toward better health. In West Virginia’s coal country, a growing health gap is fueled in part by shrinking industry and prosperity. Hari Sreenivasan reports on how health workers and community leaders in Williamson are trying to turn that around with greater medical access, healthier food and a stronger economy. Continue reading

  • coal
    March 5, 2014  

    In the largest fine ever for water pollution permit violations, Alpha Natural Resources, one of the largest coal producers in the nation, agreed to pay $27 million in fines and spend another $200 million to clean up its toxic discharges in five Appalachian states. Gwen Ifill talks to Dina Cappiello of The Associated Press to discuss the EPA settlement. Continue reading

  • October 24, 2013  

    In June, the Obama administration called for new pollution standards for power plants, and the new EPA administrator, Gina McCarthy, has followed through with a proposal for new rules. Ray Suarez reports on pushback from the coal industry, while Judy Woodruff talks to McCarthy about pollution and energy priorities. Continue reading

  • June 12, 2007  

    The Senate began debating a new energy package, the target of energy, environmental and consumer lobbying. Two journalists talk about the groups that are invested in the issue. Continue reading