Coal

Obama’s rush to the end
Obama’s rush to the end
Keeping track of rulemaking, policy decisions and other last actions before the Trump administration’s inauguration.
Trump’s promises are empty when it comes to energy
Trump’s promises are empty when it comes to energy
Will laid-off energy workers get their jobs back? No. Regulations have nothing to do with this bust.
Can Trump undo Obama’s policies?
Can Trump undo Obama’s policies?
What the President-elect can — and can’t — do when it comes to water, coal and climate change.
For fossil fuel-reliant towns, a solar alternative grows
For fossil fuel-reliant towns, a solar alternative grows
A rural solar movement is growing, which focuses on local resilience.
Defying trends, Wyoming approves a new coal mine
Defying trends, Wyoming approves a new coal mine
Why a small operation is forging forward despite broader industry contraction.
Lies and damn lies: What to believe on the campaign trail
Lies and damn lies: What to believe on the campaign trail
HCN sorts truth from fiction on the campaign trail.
What the Clean Power Plan means for you
What the Clean Power Plan means for you
The U.S. Court of Appeals will hear arguments on the federal carbon plan in the coming weeks.
Where the Clean Power Plan will have the most impact
Where the Clean Power Plan will have the most impact
The federal rule would intensify an existing trend toward clean energy.
California nixes funding for coal export terminals
California nixes funding for coal export terminals
Governor’s bill blocks transport to markets in Asia.
Latest: Feds warn states against letting mining companies self-bond
Latest: Feds warn states against letting mining companies self-bond
Three major coal companies have filed for bankruptcy this year.
Report: Coal jobs will decline with or without federal regulations
Report: Coal jobs will decline with or without federal regulations
A new study from the Energy Information Administration finds the Clean Power Plan speeds coal’s decline.
How Utah coal interests helped push a secret plan to export coal from California
How Utah coal interests helped push a secret plan to export coal from California
Companies and investors are trying to survive a collapsing U.S. coal market.
Federal coal leasing needs a major overhaul
Federal coal leasing needs a major overhaul
How the Keep it in the Ground movement came to be
How the Keep it in the Ground movement came to be
A look back at a decade of coverage of anti-fossil fuel protests.
Dispatch from coal country: Advocates and adversaries duel over leasing reform
Dispatch from coal country: Advocates and adversaries duel over leasing reform
In western Colorado, two visions for the future of fossil fuels collide at a BLM listening session.
By the numbers: Western coal mine layoffs
By the numbers: Western coal mine layoffs
Coal mines are scaling back and shutting down — and jobs are disappearing.
Trump’s contradictory promise: Bring back coal and boost natural gas
Trump’s contradictory promise: Bring back coal and boost natural gas
Experts say low natural gas prices are the biggest cause of coal’s downturn.
What the U.S. can learn from European coal miners’ second act
What the U.S. can learn from European coal miners’ second act
Europe and the U.S. have taken different paths in response to climate concerns and coal declines.
Video: Coal industry downturn rocks a Colorado mountain town
Video: Coal industry downturn rocks a Colorado mountain town
Former miners watch an iconic silo crumble, and discuss what it means for their community.
The end of coal is bringing a wrenching transition
The end of coal is bringing a wrenching transition
Mixed feelings from the anti-coal bandwagon as closures wreak havoc on small-town economies.
Gnome sharpshooting, satanic texts in schools, and coal bonuses
Gnome sharpshooting, satanic texts in schools, and coal bonuses
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
New renewable energy projects may find opportunity in old transmission lines
New renewable energy projects may find opportunity in old transmission lines
A Montana wind energy project plans to make use of existing infrastructure built for coal.
Coal downturn hits railroads hard
Coal downturn hits railroads hard
Federal transportation board rejected a proposed Montana railroad due to coal bankruptcies.