Appalachia’s Unreclaimed Mine Land Threatened by Coal Bankruptcies
As coal companies struggle to transfer their mining permits during bankruptcy, environmental liabilities are unaccounted for.
Pennsylvania Pushes Forward Plan to Join Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
The plan, which is likely to accelerate the closure of coal plants, faces a public review period and questions about coal community impacts.
Research Estimates Utility-Scale Solar’s Economic Potential in Appalachian Ohio
A new report says that large solar developments could create tens of thousands of jobs and billions in economic activity in the region.
Letter: State Needs to Lead Transition from Coal
“The people of Illinois have had a long-standing, proud history of providing energy for families across the state. Let’s continue our proud history by moving forward into a legacy where we can provide a just transition to a new energy economy.”
Report Outlines Benefits of Environmental and Infrastructure Spending for Communities in Transition
The second report in a just transition policy series analyzes the economic impacts of federal programs for environmental remediation and infrastructure.
Coal Country Confronts Industry’s Future, Sees Solutions in Policy
As coal continues to decline, communities from West Virginia to Wyoming see a need for state and federal policy support.
Op-Ed: To Fight Climate Change, Strand Fossil Fuel Assets, Not Workers
“A national just transition policy that drives unprecedented public investment into fossil fuel-dependent communities is a moral imperative. It is also a political one if we hope to take ambitious climate action.”
Mine Reclamation Projects Stimulate Wyoming’s Pandemic-Stricken Economy
The state expects to complete 96 projects, generating a total of $201 million for local economies, by the end of the year.
Op-Ed: Who’s in Charge of Rural Utah’s Future?
“Would our state benefit more from hundreds of rural community development grants than by pouring $53 million into the pockets of out-of-state coal port developers?”