“They’re crooks”: Coal industry aims to exploit coronavirus crisis to cut payments to miners with black lung
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“They’re crooks”: Coal industry aims to exploit coronavirus crisis to cut payments to miners with black lung

Some of the largest coal companies in the United States are using the coronavirus crisis to pressure Congress to slash the tax that finances the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, a lifeline for more than 20,000 miners whose lung disease makes them more vulnerable to COVID-19.

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Speaker of the House Mike Johnson. (Credit: Gage Skidmore)

Opinion: House Speaker Mike Johnson’s climate change playbook — deny the science, take the funding

The two-faced charade of climate denial while diving into the pot of federal renewable incentives and tax breaks.

It took no time for Mike Johnson to establish a hefty carbon footprint as new Speaker of the House.

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Senator Whitehouse puts climate change on budget committee’s agenda

For more than a decade, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse gave daily warnings about the mounting threat of climate change. Now he has a powerful new perch.
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Tatiana Schlossberg: How to end plastic pollution for good

Scientists have figured out the fastest way to shrink, and ultimately eliminate, the stream of plastic waste.

Meet Europe’s biggest loser in the war on cars

Sadiq Khan is facing protest, death threats for the expansion of his city’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ).

Missing COP28 summit complicates Biden’s climate credentials

The president is facing some pressure to focus on oil drilling and gas prices at home, while boosting climate ambition on the world stage.

Could Biden’s clean energy push be a victim of its success?

Thanks to the president’s signature legislation, solar energy manufacturing is booming in Georgia, a key state in the 2024 election. But the industry now worries that it could be too much and too fast.

Former coal towns get money for clean-energy factories

An Energy Department program designed to create jobs and manufacturing in communities reliant on fossil fuels is backing projects in West Virginia, Colorado and elsewhere.
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Solar installers and fire officials look for compromise on Massachusetts fire code

A group of Massachusetts solar installers are working with the state to modify fire codes that they say are too restrictive and are limiting the scale of residential solar arrays.

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LISTEN: Carlos Gould on wildfire smoke and our health

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“Forever chemicals” in Pennsylvania fracking wells could impact health of surrounding communities: Report

More than 5,000 wells in the state were injected with 160 million pounds of undisclosed, “trade-secret” chemicals, which potentially include PFAS.

800,000 tons of radioactive waste from Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry has gone “missing”

800,000 tons of radioactive waste from Pennsylvania’s oil and gas industry has gone “missing”

Poor recordkeeping on hazardous waste disposal points to potential for bigger problems, according to a new study.

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