Last fall, Gov. Jim Justice called reporters to his office in the West Virginia Capitol for a hastily arranged news conference.
FirstEnergy Corp. operates coal and nuclear plants in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Peter Dykstra and host Steve Curwood discuss the decline of coal, as a major Western utility pivots to renewables and Murray Energy faces potential bankruptcy. Also, recent reports paint a picture of science in crisis under the Trump Administration. And in the history calendar, it's been ten years since an island government held a cabinet meeting under water to draw attention to the vulnerability of low-lying nations to climate change.
On October 8, the Appalachian Regional Commission announced a $44.4 million investment package to expand and diversify the regional economy, including in Pennsylvania.
Murray Energy Corp., the U.S. coal giant that had pressed the Trump administration for help averting bankruptcy, may be headed toward default.
For half a century, the Powder River Basin — a 20,000-square mile region in northeast Wyoming — served as the Equality State's premiere economic engine.
A massive coal export terminal, proposed for the Columbia River at Longview, suffered a severe blow in court on Tuesday.
The recent rise of oil and gas drilling across West Virginia has raised questions about industry regulation and taxation.
By keeping Americans focused on the climate benefits of gas vs. coal, industry seeks to delay a broader debate of the deficits of gas vs. renewables.
Lessons from environmental and economic restoration efforts in the Ruhr Valley could help usher Appalachia into a new era.
Study finds decreasing lead in topsoil coincides with reductions in children's blood levels, which suggests playing around the dirt may be an important source of the toxic for children