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Biden administration officials eye more money for land restoration projects in Pennsylvania

Federal investment in the cleanup of abandoned mines and wells will boost local economies, they say.

By Madison Goldberg

Report offers case studies for how Pa. could help areas affected by RGGI

The report from the Ohio River Valley Institute outlines what’s been done in four states, two in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and two outside RGGI.

By Rachel McDevitt

Talen Energy agrees to protect Montour Preserve as part of coal phase-out plan

Conservationists say the agreement is a win for water quality and recreation in the middle Susquehanna watershed.

By Rachel McDevitt

One day, two hearings: Fossil fuels shift climate change messaging; Dems show rift on green transition

Two state capitol hearings featured coal and gas boosters, but scientists say we must phase out emissions by 2050 to avoid climate change’s worst effects.

By Rachel McDevitt

Report faults DEP for mine subsidence oversight in western Pa.

State permits longwall mining that damages streams, properties
By Reid Frazier

Biden administration could mean new safety regulations for coal mines

An NPR/PBS Frontline investigation found that the federal government failed to respond to clear danger signs over the years.

By Robert Benincasa, NPR

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

‘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

For now, latest federal rollback of coal regs won’t affect PA plants

EPA rollback weakens waste water regs for some plants
By Reid Frazier

Federal judges throw out ‘gaping loophole’ in Pa.’s coal pollution plan

Judges: Coal plants could ‘evade’ ozone rules with Pennsylvania regs
By Reid Frazier