Coal

Two Democrats kill chances of reforming outdated hardrock mining law
Two Democrats kill chances of reforming outdated hardrock mining law
The nearly 150-year old law allows mining companies to extract resources like copper and lithium royalty-free.
The Westiest programs in Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
The Westiest programs in Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act
The act is the New Deal redux, with a splash of ecosystem restoration.
The hidden fires
The hidden fires
Keeping honest about what we burn and why.
Shifts toward clean energy threaten Montana coal town
Shifts toward clean energy threaten Montana coal town
Washington and Oregon utilities consider pulling out of Colstrip’s power station.
Feds announce moratorium on new coal leases
Feds announce moratorium on new coal leases
Interior Department will examine the federal coal program in light of climate change.
Huge U.S. coal company declares bankruptcy
Huge U.S. coal company declares bankruptcy
Bad investments, cheap natural gas and air pollution regulations led to Arch's decline.
Western senators angle to influence Paris climate talks
Western senators angle to influence Paris climate talks
Wyoming's Barrasso is undermining the treaty, while New Mexico's Udall flew to Paris to support it.
Coal comfort, secretive powerbrokers and dastardly Ducks Unlimited
KDNK talks coal communities with DC correspondent Elizabeth Shogren
KDNK talks coal communities with DC correspondent Elizabeth Shogren
One activist trying to draw attention to coal's climate effects has become a pariah in some Western towns.
Coal mining rejected for climate risks is back on the table
Coal mining rejected for climate risks is back on the table
The Colorado mine expansion could cost society billions of dollars in climate impacts.
Soundtable: Who will feel the pinch as energy economies shift?
Soundtable: Who will feel the pinch as energy economies shift?
Experts discuss transitioning communities and changing climate policies in a live radio Tweet-in.
Hillary Clinton woos coal communities
Hillary Clinton woos coal communities
Coal companies say government programs won’t replace their high-paying jobs.
Federal fossil fuels programs contradict Obama’s climate goals
Federal fossil fuels programs contradict Obama’s climate goals
Despite the Keystone rejection, keep-it-in-the-ground activism is still a sideshow to the larger climate movement.
Coalbed methane explainer and post-fire logging.
The campaign against coal
The campaign against coal
Where ‘keep it in the ground’ meets ‘keep the lights on.’
Bankruptcy expected for Arch Coal, a reflection of industry woes
Bankruptcy expected for Arch Coal, a reflection of industry woes
Climate policies make a rebound for coal unlikely.
A pumpjack is not a coal mine
A pumpjack is not a coal mine
Eight things you need to know about coalbed methane mining.
Why the Clean Power Plan isn’t a death knell for coal
Why the Clean Power Plan isn’t a death knell for coal
Obama’s new rules won’t necessarily knock out the West’s aging power plants.
Could fugitive methane help out remote communities?
Could fugitive methane help out remote communities?
The greenhouse gas that seeps from underground is both a problem and opportunity.
Wyoming town wants low royalties for coal companies
Wyoming town wants low royalties for coal companies
In Interior Department listening session, Gillette miners air fears of new regulations.
Former Montana official: Coal companies must pay their fair share
Sparks fly in Colorado over the EPA's Clean Power Plan
Sparks fly in Colorado over the EPA's Clean Power Plan
State attorney general may challenge the emissions limit, though a top state environment official supports it.
Obama slashes greenhouse gas emissions from power plants
Obama slashes greenhouse gas emissions from power plants
The EPA’s historic Clean Power Plan makes a big push for renewables.
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