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The greening of coal country

The greening of coal country

In West Virginia, mining has long been a source of money, identity and pride. Now something new is on the horizon.
West Virginia coal country will test power of Democrats’ climate plans

West Virginia coal country will test power of Democrats’ climate plans

After decades of deindustrialization, the Inflation Reduction Act tries to revive U.S. manufacturing jobs. Obstacles loom.

In coal country, a new chance to clean up a toxic legacy

In coal country, a new chance to clean up a toxic legacy

"If your sludge has value, why throw it in the garbage can?" Researchers explore ways to extract highly sought cobalt, nickel and rare earths from coal mining waste.
Black farmers are rebuilding agriculture in coal country

Black farmers are rebuilding agriculture in coal country

Jason Tartt saw opportunity in the terraced hillsides of his native West Virginia, both for restoring the land and for other Black farmers.
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Letting the sunlight in:  When Appalachian solar dreams become realities

Letting the sunlight in:  When Appalachian solar dreams become realities

As the solar industry evolves from an idea to a reality, communities are both excited for the prospect of new opportunity - and wondering what kind of real economic change the solar industry will bring to rural communities.  
Can Biden get a coal-state Democrat on board with his climate agenda?
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Can Biden get a coal-state Democrat on board with his climate agenda?

Ultimately, what Democrats are able to pass will depend on Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia.
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