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Bob Murray, who fought black lung regulations as a coal operator, has filed for black lung benefits

Murray said he worked in underground mines and is entitled to benefits. He disputed that he fought against regulations to quell the disease or fought against miners receiving benefits.

By Brittany Patterson and Dave Mistich, Ohio Valley Resource

If Biden becomes president, will he be able to roll back Trump’s climate-policy rollbacks?

By Hannah Murphy, Rolling Stone

Priced out: Both major political parties used to love the carbon tax. So why are they giving up on it?

For more than a decade, taxing carbon was often at the forefront of plans to address climate change — and even held the promise of garnering bipartisan support. But now, Republicans and Democrats are largely silent on the idea, if not outright hostile to it.

By Shannon Osaka, Grist

‘My friends were lied to’: Will coal miners stand by Trump as jobs disappear?

The Trump administration set about weakening or scrapping a slew of environmental rules that bound the industry. But there are about 5,000 fewer miners than when Trump took office.

By Oliver Milman, The Guardian

These races will shape what the U.S. elections mean for climate progress

A nonpartisan guide aimed at helping inform voters’ choices.

By Mark Hertsgaard, The Nation

Guardian/Vice poll: 7 of 10 U.S. registered voters favor government action to address climate change

Nearly two-thirds of respondents said they would be more likely to vote for a presidential candidate who supports the complete shift to clean energy, and seven in 10 voters support U.S. involvement in the Paris climate agreement, the poll found.

By Oliver Milman, The Guardian

Scientist spotlight: Dr. Camille Gaynus finds climate connections in coral reefs

As part of StateImpact Pennsylvania’s focus on climate change, American Association for the Advancement of Science Mass Media Fellow Donna McDermott spoke to scientists about their connection to one of the world’s critical issues.

By Staff

Scientist spotlight: Penn State’s Ellie Nasr on how wetlands can mitigate effects of climate change

As part of StateImpact Pennsylvania’s focus on climate change, American Association for the Advancement of Science Mass Media Fellow Donna McDermott spoke to scientists about their connection to one of the world’s critical issues.

By Staff

Scientist spotlight: Dr. Aja Carter, who studies dinosaurs, says climate change is outpacing animals’ ability to evolve

As part of StateImpact Pennsylvania’s focus on climate change, American Association for the Advancement of Science Mass Media Fellow Donna McDermott spoke to scientists about their connection to one of the world’s critical issues.

By Staff

States are doing what big government won’t to stop climate change, and want stimulus funds to help

By James Bruggers, Judy Fahys, Marianne Lavelle, Evelyn Nieves and Sabrina Shankman, Inside Climate News
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