Coal

Courts force feds to consider climate impacts of mining coal
Courts force feds to consider climate impacts of mining coal
A Colorado mine sees the latest in a string of rulings that may threaten the industry.
A coal terminal would bring profit to one tribe, damage to another
A coal terminal would bring profit to one tribe, damage to another
Photos of the communities for and against the proposed Washington port.
Wyoming coal, Cliven Bundy and megadrought
Wyoming coal, Cliven Bundy and megadrought
HCN.org news in brief.
Forest Service sticks up for coal mining on roadless lands
Forest Service sticks up for coal mining on roadless lands
The agency will calculate climate impacts of mine expansions in western Colorado.
A battle for America’s trust
A battle for America’s trust
The war between the fossil fuel industry and Big Green may boil down to who can tell the best story.
Wyoming’s coal industry faces uncertain future
Wyoming’s coal industry faces uncertain future
New study examines threats to state’s coal-dependent economy.
Boom! Bust!
Boom! Bust!
Forty-five years of High Country News boom and bust cover stories.
States give Senate an earful on EPA greenhouse gas plan
States give Senate an earful on EPA greenhouse gas plan
Wyoming critiques federal coal plant cleanup at Senate hearing.
Why are Hopi rangers impounding sheep at Black Mesa?
Why are Hopi rangers impounding sheep at Black Mesa?
The latest in a fraught relationship between Navajo and Hopi in northern Arizona.
NASA finds methane hot spot over Four Corners
NASA finds methane hot spot over Four Corners
The culprit is the extensive fossil fuel industry infrastructure, not just fracking or coal mines.
Hurdles mount for Northwest coal exports
Hurdles mount for Northwest coal exports
How high are the stakes for Western coal producers?
Two political elites prevail in Navajo primary melee
Two political elites prevail in Navajo primary melee
Shirley and Deschene pull ahead of 15 other candidates.
The Latest: EPA cuts pollution at the Navajo Generating Station
The Latest: EPA cuts pollution at the Navajo Generating Station
75 percent less haze predicted for nearby parks.
Climate canary
Climate canary
Greenhouse gases are changing the way we talk about coal.
Is Canada's massive mine waste spill a sign of things to come?
Is coal dead?
Is coal dead?
Which plants are slated for closure or switches to natural gas.
A canary for coal mines
A canary for coal mines
Colorado leasing case gives climate change new weight.
The West's crucial 2014 U.S. Senate races
A new era of clean air regulation is dawning
Navajo Nation bets on coal
Navajo Nation bets on coal
A tribe digs into a dying industry.
California's energy policies have ripple effects across the West
California's energy policies have ripple effects across the West
As the Golden State shifts from coal to clean, economies in other states feel it too.
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.
Clean coal is an oxymoron
Clean coal is an oxymoron
Greg Gordon says Montana's governor, Brian Schweitzer, may sound like a populist, but he's beholden to King Coal.