Stories tagged "coal country"

May 24, 2019

Interview of the Week: Lora Smith

Lora Smith heads the Appalachian Impact Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky. She also serves as the co-chair of the Downtown Revitalization Working Group at the Appalachia Funders Network, a network of investors focused on the shared goal of an equitable...

May 14, 2019

Getting coal country on board with the Green New Deal

The Sunrise Movement’s Road to a Green New Deal tour stopped today in D.C. (you can read more coverage above) yet last Saturday their event in Frankfort, KY may have been one of the most important stops as it was a litmus test for how progressives might garner...

March 29, 2019

Leaving behind the family business of fossil fuels

The New York Times published an exposé this week where they interviewed 5 individuals who came from generations of workers in coal and oil and went on to pursue careers in renewable energy and climate diplomacy. As the Times wrote, “They come from places where...

February 4, 2019

Regulators won’t step up to protect coal miners

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), incidents of severe black lung disease among America’s coal miners were on the rise last year, especially in central Appalachia. In fact, 10% of coal miners who have worked in mines for at least 25 years were...

March 28, 2018

Our Daily Planet: Scott Pruitt’s Dirty Politics, Coal Country Desperately Need EPA’s Help, Plastic Breakthrough, Conservative Hoover Institution Tackles Climate Change, Offshore Oil and Gas Interest Dimming, Wind on the Rise, Grist Top 50, Lights Out Roundup

Our Daily Planet: March 28, 2018: Pruitt's Unclean Hands, Making Plastics From Trash, plus look who's on the Grist List! Campaign URL Copy Facebook 0 likes Twitter 0 tweets Google +1 Subscribe Past Issues RSS Translate English العربية Afrikaans беларуская...