Craig, Colorado, Creates New Economic Development Role to Implement Community Economic Development Programs
Craig, CO creates new economic development role to implement community economic development programs. El Pomar Foundation provided resources for the position, as well as a Moffat County transition roadmap
Opinion: President-Elect Biden Must Prioritize Coal Communities—And Here’s How
“Solving this problem of large numbers of people at risk of being left behind in the transition to a clean energy economy is not just the right thing to do for people and families who have sacrificed for generations to keep the lights on—it is a necessary set of investments to ensure that the federal climate solutions we have been fighting for will be durable over time.”
Mayors Release “Marshall Plan for Middle America”
The $60 billion plan—developed by mayors from Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia—calls for increased federal investment in clean energy-based economic and workforce development to help heartland communities dependent on fossil fuel industries.
Opinion: Envisioning A New Day in Southwest Virginia
“We’ve taken great pride in powering America for generations, and we believe that federal commitments and investment will bring our new vision to fruition. This new way of thinking and working will once again bring employment opportunities back to the heart of the Appalachian Mountains.”
Finding Lessons for Climate Activists in Utah Coal Communities
“Indeed, what scares many of these communities is the demonization from and lack of dialogue with mainstream environmentalists. They deeply fear being left behind by the energy transition, and that has become one of the motivating factors for places like Emery County to innovate with carbon capture and energy storage.”
What the Biden Presidency Could Mean for West Virginia’s Just Transition
Some West Virginians worry about Biden’s impact on fossil fuel industries, while others see a new opportunity to expand federal support for transitioning communities.
Opinion: Securitization A Useful Financing Tool for Transition From Coal
Securitization and other financing tools can help ease the energy transition for states and utilities, but they must be designed to address worker and community needs.
Why Those Harmed By Coal Pollution Need To Be Heard As Coal Plants Shut Down
As Indiana coal plants close, environmental justice advocates want decision-makers to hear from communities harmed by decades of coal-related pollution.
Arizona utility offers $169 million transition deal with Navajo
As three coal plants and mines wind down, a plan for what comes next.
Young People Discuss the Path Forward for Their Coal-Impacted Communities
“I want to stay. I just love it here. I don’t know what living here is going to look like or how I’m going to provide income for myself and my family...But I just love the area even though we’re on such a downhill when it comes to [things] economically.”