September 24, 2017

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Trump Slams Brakes on Obama’s Climate Plan

A coal train in West Virginia. (Photo by Cori Martin, CC License)

Badly looking for a political win that would both fulfill some campaign promises to his political base and satisfy the demands of rank-and-file Republicans in Congress, President Trump on March 28 signed an expansive Energy Independence and Economic Growth Executive Order.   The executive order signals a sharp shift in federal climate change rules, standards and work procedures. This was ... Read More »

A Fossil-Fueled Fantasy

A coal-fired power plant in Wyoming. (Photo by Greg Goebel, Creative Commons License)

Coal-burning power plants that capture carbon aren’t worth the expense. Read More »

Are You Ready for a Coal Town Turnaround?

Thw town on Williamson, West Virginia. (Photo by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, via OnEarth)

Even in a West Virginia's community whose most famous building is literally made out of coal, leaders are seeking a new way forward. Williamson is one town primed and ready to move past its coal-mining roots, if given the chance. Read More »