Coal’s decline has forced staunchly anti-Obamacare politicians to reconsider Medicaid expansion, while rural communities depend on telehealth more than ever.
The competition provides networking and hands-on experience for “the next generation of the wind energy workforce.”
The coronavirus pandemic has hammered healthcare systems for rural populations already struggling with the loss of coal jobs and health coverage.
A bill to require state-run buildings to conserve electricity and water has been lodged in a Senate committee for over a year.
As the long-shrinking coal industry hemorrhages jobs, states and local groups are seeking new ways to transition to a lower-carbon economy without leaving coal workers behind.