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Reliability v. sustainability: Inside the debate over the EPA’s proposed carbon rules

BY: - November 27, 2023

Grid operators are worried that fossil plant retirements are accelerating too quickly to ensure there are enough new resources to replace them.

New life for old coal: Minelands and power plants are hot renewable development spots 

BY: - November 25, 2023

Tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act, the biggest piece of climate legislation in U.S. history, include a bonus 10% credit for “energy communities.”

Coal miners, advocates concerned over MSHA proposed silica rule

BY: - August 14, 2023

BEAVER, W. Va. — Vonda Robinson’s granddaughter is only five years old, but she knows all about black lung. For as long as she’s been alive, she’s watched her grandfather cart around an oxygen tank that helps him breathe. “She knows how to turn it on, how to turn it up, she knows everything and […]


PGH Bridge Collapse: There’s no time to delay on new infrastructure jobs | Opinion

BY: - February 2, 2022

A new year offers offers many new opportunities to coal communities to help cushion any economic impact from coal’s market-driven decline.


I was a journalist from Coal Country. This is the Rich Trumka I knew | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - August 15, 2021

Trumka never wavered in his commitment to improving the lives of American workers battling on behalf of American workers until the end of his life.


What’s really driving coal power’s demise? It’s not what you think | Analysis

BY: - March 2, 2021

Contrary to popular belief, falling natural gas prices didn't accelerate coal power plant retirements. Here's what did.


As the coal industry shrinks, miners deserve a just transition. Here’s how to make that happen | Opinion

BY: - November 5, 2019

Economic and political trends are driving a shift away from coal. What kind of assistance do coal workers and communities need?


On its silver anniversary, Pa’s disastrous underground coal mining law has left a tarnished legacy | Opinion

BY: - August 5, 2019

Act 54 should not be amended to help the coal industry avoid responsibility and public accountability. Act 54 needs to be repealed and replaced.


The struggle for coal miners’ health care and pension benefits continues | Opinion

BY: - June 4, 2019

Any program moving the nation toward greener energy sources must include a lasting solution for coal miners, their families and their communities