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  • The long arm of California energy policy

    The long arm of California energy policy

    The Golden State's legacy in the Interior West is about to change.

  • Can land trades stop a subdivision and clean up a mine?

    An ambitious land-swapping plan may help reclaim some of Mid-Continent Resources defunct mines while also protecting them from development.

  • Mega coal mine proposed again in Utah

    Andalex Resources Inc. plans huge coal mine on the Kaiparowits Plateau.

  • Is coal dead?

    Is coal dead?

    Which plants are slated for closure or switches to natural gas.

  • The end of an era on the Colorado Plateau

    The closing down of the Mohave Generating Station and the Black Mesa Mine are both a victory for environmentalists and Indian water activists, and an economic catastrophe for the Hopi and Navajo nations

  • Slaughter in Serene: The Columbia Coal Strike Reader

    The new anthology, Slaughter in Serene, tells the tragic story of striking miners in the late 1920s at the Columbine coal mine in Colorado

  • Seattle passes on greenhouse gases

    Seattle wants to meet future electricity needs without increasing greenhouse gases through coal and other fossil fuels.

  • Out of the darkness

    When Paonia, Colo., resident Richard Rudin challenged a local mine's plans for expansion, the town was painfully divided, until the efforts of the North Fork Coal Working Group brought miners, environmentalists and agencies together for a solution.

  • Colorado's Coal Basin starts a new life

    In western Colorado's Coal Basin, geologist Steve Renner works with alternative high school students in the area he has been working to restore as part of a Forest Service ecosystem-monitoring project.

  • Coal company takes refuge in a blind spot

    Environmentalists on both sides of the border are up in arms over a Canadian coal company’s plans for an open-pit mine north of Montana’s Glacier National Park

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