Let The Coal Industry Compete: "The Coal Industry Isn't Coming Back," by Michael E. Webber, suggests that the decline in coal has been sue to "cheap natural gas, cheap renewables," and "regulations that got their start in the George W. Bush administration," and that the coal industry is waiting to be saved. Read more
Another View: Time For Reasonable Policy, Plans For Coal Energy: As the recent election cycle demonstrated, American politics is beset with a number of polarizing issues. Among the most obvious has been the debate over coal. Where Hillary Clinton favored renewable energy at the expense of the coal industry, Donald Trump has promised to launch a coal renaissance. Read more.
King Coal Comeback? The rumblings within the coal industry in southern Indiana might not be from the blasting in nearby mining operations. There are whispers about once closed mine pits re-opening. And, there are innuendos that coal companies are becoming liquid and getting ready to pour money into operations and put miners back to work again. Read more.