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By News Desk
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that aims to boost U.S. energy independence by rolling back or reviewing clean energy policies instituted before and during the Obama administration.
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 PBS NewsHour
Lung disease is a well-known deadly consequence of working in the coal industry. But a new NPR study finds miners are suffering from the most advanced form of the disease at a rate ten times higher than the government has…
By Morgan Lee, Associated Press
New Mexico's grinding budget crisis is taking a toll in courtrooms, at museums and at state universities and colleges grappling with steep spending cuts.
As temperatures in North Dakota plunge into the single digits, the standoff over an oil pipeline near a Native American reservation is intensifying. Monday is the deadline set by the Army Corps of Engineers and the state’s governor for thousands…
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 Associated Press
An initiative on the November ballot asks voters whether the state should impose the nation's first direct carbon tax.
Clean coal technology is key to the Obama administration’s plans for combating climate change. But a high-profile power plant, once a poster child for clean coal’s promise, has run billions over budget in construction costs, faces federal investigations and allegations…
Plummeting fuel prices are usually considered a good thing, but in rural Wyoming -- where fossil fuels like coal employ 10 percent of the state’s private sector workforce -- they can spell disaster. For the people of Gillette, dropping coal…
While President Obama calls more attention to climate change in Alaska, he is also receiving criticism that his policies are at odds with this message. Gwen Ifill discusses the president’s visit and American energy policy with Robert Bryce of the…
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