The nation’s largest underground coal mining company claims a proposed update to the federal stream protection rule is the top regulatory threat to its industry.
As coal mining jobs continue to decline in southern Illinois, some advocates are proposing a severance tax on coal to ensure taxpayers aren't shouldering the burden of the industry's impact.
The U.S. EPA's Clean Power Plan, if upheld by the courts, could force more coal plant retirements than initially expected in the nation's midsection, according to the most recent modeling by the region's grid operator.
As Peabody Energy sits on the verge of bankruptcy, neighbors of a southern Illinois coal mine fear both for their economic and environmental future.
Scientists have been figuring out how to speed up the release of methane from coal so it can be better harvested as a source of power.
An aging coal plant north of Chicago was a hot topic at a hearing yesterday exploring whether ongoing industrial pollution in minority neighborhoods amounts to civil rights violations.
FirstEnergy’s plan to guarantee profits for certain nuclear and coal power plants isn’t just bad for competition in the energy sector, but for Ohio overall, say challengers.
As tomorrow's grid is reshaped with more wind farms, solar arrays and gas-fired plants, experts warn that new regulation will be needed to ensure that these resources provide the frequency support and other essential services.
As the coal market continues to decline, advocates say Peabody Energy and other coal mines can no longer be counted on to fulfill promises to clean up coal mine sites.
Researchers say coal beds, not fracking, are most likely to blame for methane found in water wells in an Ohio county -- but that doesn’t mean fracked wells won’t cause contamination in the future.