Coal

Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello at a news conference about the June 11 vote in favor of U.S. statehood June 15, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Puerto Rico Ends Toxic Dumping of Coal Ash, But Increases Its Commercial Use

“This law is one step forward and two steps back,” said one environmentalist.

 Coal has become a hot topic again in the Northern Cheyenne Reservation now that President Donald Trump is advocating for the dying fuel source.

ICYMI: The Montana Tribe Torn Between Coal and Culture

The Northern Cheyenne Reservation sits atop the Powder River Basin, which holds 40 percent of the U.S. coal supply.

Located near Page, Arizona, the Navajo Generating Station is a coal-fired power plant that employs almost entirely Navajo people.

Navajo Nation Moves Forward on Coal Plant Lease Extension

In order to extend through 2019, the tribe still needs the approval of two-thirds of the full council.

Emissions spew out of a large stack at the coal-fired Morgantown Generating Station June 29, 2015, in Newburg, Maryland.

READ: Some Tribes Look to Trump for Coal Revival

While many have taken a hard stance against the president and his pro-fossil fuel agenda, others are hoping he follows through.

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The Biggest Environmental Justice Wins of 2016

It was the year three California counties banned fracking, a tribe beat big oil and more.

Emissions spew out of a large stack at the coal-fired Morgantown Generating Station June 29, 2015, in Newburg, Maryland.

Oakland Halts Coal Shipping Plan, Pitting Jobs Against Health

City Council cited climate change and the health of its marginalized communities as reasons for keeping coal out of its new export plant. 

Supreme Court: Costs Trump Regulation When It Comes to the Environment

SCOTUS says EPA overstepped its bounds when it didn’t consider the industry cost involved in setting mercury and arsenic pollution limits before enacting a landmark rule.

Coal Pollution Will Kill 13K in 2010, Clustered in Cities, Says Study

The good news is that this injustice can be at least partially remedied through human action.