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.