Democrats leading the push say their plan has no real downside, while critics say it gives the industry a pass.
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.