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.
The nonprofit Just Transition Fund is trying to help communities and governments prepare for what experts say is the inevitable closing of more coal plants, and coal mines.
One of the country’s most coal-dependent utilities wants to offer electric vehicle charging station incentives.
Environmental groups want the bankruptcy court to keep FirstEnergy on the hook for decommissioning and cleanup.