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By Frank Jordans, Associated Press
A coalition of U.S. states, environmentalists and an American Indian tribe are seeking to revive a moratorium on coal sales from public lands in the West.
By Matthew Brown, Associated Press
Coal miners in the heart of Appalachia face unemployment and uncertainty as the expansion of automation and natural gas threatens the industry that’s been an economic bedrock. But a West Virginia nonprofit matches displaced workers to sustainable jobs in agriculture…
By PBS NewsHour
Seventy years ago, President Truman forged a deal where coal companies and the union agreed to fund lifelong health care pensions. The government never intended to pay for these benefits, but Congress has become a funder of last resort. Now…
In President Obama's second term, Gina McCarthy essentially led government efforts to curb climate change and its effects. Now President Trump is rolling back those policies. Former EPA administrator McCarthy joins Judy Woodruff to give her reaction to President Trump’s…
With coal production at its lowest level in 30 years, abandoned mines around the country are causing major environmental problems. They can catch fire, and debris from them can contaminate the water supply. But mine cleanup is an effort difficult…
By Laura Fong, Sam Weber
Depressed energy prices, increased competition from natural gas, and the prospect of new EPA regulations have cost more than 30,000 American coal workers their jobs since 2011. Could the predominantly white, working-class voters in places like Greene County, Pennsylvania, one…
By News Desk
Amanda Laucher and Jonathan Graham co-founded Mined Minds, a nonprofit that offers free coding classes to laid-off coal miners and other unemployed workers.
By Jordan Wirfs-Brock, Inside Energy
Coal has been up and down since 2010, with more downs than ups. And in the past year, it fell off a virtual cliff. Here's what it sounds like.
By Stephanie Joyce, Wyoming Public Radio and Leigh Paterson, Inside Energy
Peabody Energy, the country's largest coal company, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday.
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