How the Trump-Pence Ticket is Cheering the Energy Industry, Dismaying Greens: Republican Donald Trump's selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate cheered the U.S. energy industry and dismayed green advocates, with both sides citing Pence's support for coal mining and defiance of President Barack Obama's climate-change agenda. Read more
Farmers Under the Gun in Obama "Clean Power Plan": Hidden in the thicket of the Obama administration’s elaborate scheme to transform the U.S. energy sector away from fossil fuels is a section that puts American farmers squarely in Washington’s bull’s eye. Read more.
Measuring Returns of the Coal Industry: A study launched by the Economic Development Coalition of Southwest Indiana could help shape the focus of work force initiatives related to one of the region's signature industries. The study will evaluate the impact of reduced coal use on jobs and training on a region traditionally known as a coal production and consumption powerhouse. Read more.