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“Clean” coal was the biggest financial winner in the House climate bill of 2009 that died in the Senate. The law would have financed the big upfront costs to capture and bury emissions. Now without a bridge to a clean future, the industry continues to face uncertainty and ever-more pressure from environmentalists.

In contrast to weak EPA regulations, recent ruling takes a strong stand on mishandling of coal ash by utility giant Duke Energy.
Editor's note: This article is part a series of stories by InsideClimate News reporters exploring...
05/21/2015 | Read More
Decision over the future of the San Juan coal plant could reverberate through the entire coal industry and could also steer debate over renewables.
As a bitterly fought case over the future of New Mexico's largest coal-fired power plant nears a...
04/24/2015 | Read More
The Beacon Hill Institute uses misleading information in reports aimed at derailing EPA plan to reduce carbon emissions, environmentalists say.
A conservative think tank connected to the political network overseen by Charles and David Koch is...
04/16/2015 | Read More
Billionaire’s grant to Sierra Club continues support for Beyond Coal campaign and attracts another $30 million in matching gifts.
Billionaire Michael Bloomberg is donating $30 million to bolster the Sierra Club’s 13-year-old...
04/08/2015 | Read More
State officials' testimony ranges from Indiana's ancient ice age to Wyoming's coal-fired future.
Officials from five states weighed in Wednesday at a Senate hearing on the Environmental Protection...
03/12/2015 | Read More
Grassroots campaigns keep 'coal on its heels' as major carbon source loses its economic appeal.
The U.S. coal export industry continued its losing streak as 2014 ended and 2015 began. A coal...
01/12/2015 | Read More
New pipelines, power plants and export facilities would lock in carbon emissions for another generation and continue the dominance of fossil fuels.
As almost 200 countries try to work out an agreement in 2015 to slash carbon emissions, the U.S....
01/08/2015 | Read More
Incumbent Sen. Mitch McConnell and challenger Alison Grimes are fighting over an industry that provides just .6 percent of Kentucky's jobs.
Coal has been an ever-present part of one of the most expensive and high profile midterm elections...
10/08/2014 | Read More
Even while trade agreements brokered under Clinton helped China's economy to boom and brought Americans cheap goods, both nations have paid dearly.
Part 2 of 2 of a special report from the co-author of a forthcoming book, The People's Republic of...
03/06/2014 | Read More
The CCS drumbeat builds during Warsaw climate talks, as data reveal nearly 1,200 coal-burning plants are on the drawing boards amid record warming.
The smoldering debate over whether coal has a future in a low-carbon world has flared up with new...
11/22/2013 | Read More