An analysis of state contracts to plug orphaned wells reveals that cleanup costs might creep into the billions of dollars.
“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.
A Colorado electric cooperative could strike the latest blow against a regional power wholesaler facing complaints that it has moved too slowly in its transition to renewable energy.
The defection of local electric cooperatives from a Colorado power wholesaler could imperil cleanup funds for coal mines in two Western states, according to an environmental group’s complaint to federal regulators.
Money that coal companies are legally required to set aside for cleaning up abandoned mines isn’t always easy to access when needed.