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Coal Industry

January 12, 2016, 12pm PST
The practice of self-bonding, or allowing coal companies a "pass" on setting aside funding for mine clean up, is coming back to haunt some states as the coal industry struggles.
Wyoming Public Radio
December 1, 2015, 9am PST
The sudden collapse of the coal industry has been as swift as it has been shocking.
Billings Gazette
September 18, 2015, 12pm PDT
As the nation abandons old-school West Virginia coal, a scarred and cratered landscape remains. Can residents build a new economy and overcome the legacy of an often-brutal industry?
Grist
July 9, 2015, 2pm PDT
The mountains of West Virginia and Kentucky can much less likely to be stripped and gutted for the purposes of coal extraction that they were even a few years ago as natural gas continues its ascendance.
The Courier-Journal
June 2, 2015, 1pm PDT
The writing is on the wall for what's left of the coal industry.
Fusion
March 11, 2015, 1pm PDT
The state of Wyoming sees more potential than risk in financing coal industry infrastructure projects in the state of Washington.
KUOW
March 25, 2014, 9am PDT
A familiar refrain: the EPA proposes new regulation of energy production, and the utility industry responds that new requirements will increase costs. The Center for American Progress recently looked back at how clairvoyant those claims proved to be.
Triple Pundit
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