It could be a win-win for environmentalists and coal miners -- but the president isn't interested.
The authors also point out that coal is the world's largest source of carbon dioxide emissions, which significantly contribute
Bailouts, like the one recently considered by the Obama Administration, aren't the purview of one political party. Both parties do it freely and frequently, at federal and state levels. The US government is bailing out businesses all the time.
Mountaintop removal, a form of surface mining, is destroying land and costing jobs in West Virginia.
With Massey Energy's Don Blankenship in jail, coal companies are concerned about these tricky "law" thingies.
Problem is, coal mining jobs aren't coming back -- even under President Trump.
What is one sure-fire way to reduce devastating pollution in China, decrease carbon emissions and stabilize the economy? Cool down the country's overheated coal industry.
Peabody Energy's bankruptcy is further proof that coal is just not a viable U.S. industry anymore.
The industry's value has dropped two-thirds in just five years.
Recent bankruptcy filings reveal that coal companies are still funding climate science denier groups.
Those promises likely won't cost them their billions of dollars in lending business.
Coal is a dead man walking because of two fundamental reasons: the revelation of the true cost of its deadly pollution and the booming clean energy economy. Both reasons disproportionately impact the Latino community.
As Americans retreat to cooler locales for the worst of the summer's heat, the Department of the Interior is on a listening tour about coal royalty reform. Interior manages coal on public lands for the public's best interest, which has been ill-served by the below-market prices attached to federal mineral leases for decades.