WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to scrap an Obama-era measure limiting water pollution from coal-fired power plants. A letter from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt released Monday as part of a legal appeal said he will seek…
By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
Repealing the rule "provides a clean slate to create workable valuation regulations," said Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, adding that the repeal will reduce costs that energy companies would otherwise pass on to consumers.
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
The difference between coal and renewable energy is not whether they each pollute, but the forms that pollution takes, writes Duke University ecologist Emily S. Bernhardt.
By Emily S. Bernhardt
Coal is still very much at the center of the debate on the future of energy. For some, the holy grail is a new type of technology that captures some coal carbon emissions. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien joins Judy Woodruff…
By PBS NewsHour
When science reporter Cameron Hickey made a recent trip to West Virginia coal mines, it afforded him a unique opportunity to bring what he learned back home -- for his son's science fair project.
By Matthew Daly and Jill Colvin, Associated Press
President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday that will suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen Obama-era measures in an effort to boost domestic energy production in the form of fossil fuels.
By Associated Press
The head of the EPA says says President Donald Trump in the coming days will sign an executive order that unravels his predecessor's plan to curb global warming.
By PBS NewsHour
In the coal towns of West Virginia, President Trump made economic promises that helped him win the election. Around 12,000 mining jobs have been eliminated in the last few years in that state alone while production remains at its lowest…
By Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Frontline and Priyanka Boghani, Frontline
From 2011 to 2015, the coal mining industry lost more than 26,000 jobs, one of the reasons why many miners saw Trump's election as a moment of hope.
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