Coal

Politics are behind a plan to prop up coal and nuclear
Politics are behind a plan to prop up coal and nuclear
Discussion of a ‘grid emergency’ ignores cheaper alternatives like solar and wind.
Trump’s coal and nuclear bailout helps execs and hurts the grid
Trump’s coal and nuclear bailout helps execs and hurts the grid
In a heavy-handed directive, the Department of Energy caters to industry barons.
Arizona water utility chooses solar over coal
Arizona water utility chooses solar over coal
The decision tips the ailing Navajo Generating Station closer to its planned closure.
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.
Interior launches national conversation on federal coal
Interior launches national conversation on federal coal
Should royalties be higher to account for social costs of climate change?
Hillary would charge new fees for fossil fuel extraction
Hillary would charge new fees for fossil fuel extraction
Candidate for Democratic nomination tells Republican presidential hopefuls to heed scientists on global warming.
Western cities ranked by most polluted air
Western cities ranked by most polluted air
Los Angeles and Fresno are worst, Prescott and Bellingham best.
Tesla powerplay, Sacramento Delta protections, Recapture Canyon protesters found guilty and more.
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.
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