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Transitioning from coal is the goal – how to get there is the question

Navajo and Hopi witnesses agreed the region needs to move away from its economic dependence on coal, but specific proposals on how to get there remained elusive as the recent closure of mines there has left hundreds unemployed in an area with chronically high jobless rates.... Read more»

U.S. House panel probes slow cleanup of ‘exploited’ coal mining sites

A U.S. House Natural Resources subcommittee examined the cleanup needs for regions transitioning away from coal production, with witnesses saying energy companies should be responsible for returning the land to its pre-mining state while Republicans criticized opposition to fossil fuels as “job killing.”... Read more»