Under a proposal to regulators, Minnesota Power would help mining companies convert to electric mining vehicles.
As the coronavirus spread, Appalachian Ohio saw the state’s highest percentages of people out of work.
“They’re trying to cut regulations and to cut corners”: Experts see an Illinois water permit fight as a sign of things to come for the struggling coal industry.
Money that coal companies are legally required to set aside for cleaning up abandoned mines isn’t always easy to access when needed.
Ohio environmental groups and the coal industry find themselves on the same side of a political fight over a fund meant to pay for the cleanup of abandoned coal mines.