Coal country is not without options. But coal’s long legacy of hope, promises and failure has instilled a political inertia that won’t soon be overcome.
Communities contemplate how to survive a post-extraction economy.
What happens when a $28.6 billion industry spirals into permanent decline?
Ideas range from retraining to relocation programs to funding to help towns realize tourism potential.
A new draft report outlines the state’s strategy as COVID-19 accelerates the crisis.