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Coal Industry news and analysis from The Nation
March 29, 2022
For the Sake of Humanity, Let’s Abandon American Exceptionalism
It’s useless in the face of climate change.
January 12, 2022
It’s Time to Hold Law Firms Accountable for Their Role in Climate Change
Students are boycotting Gibson Dunn for representing the corporation behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, undermining the Indian Child Welfare Act, and more.
January 7, 2022
Why Alabama Coal Miners Are Still on Strike
Greg Pilkerton has been fighting for better pay and working conditions for 10 months. He explains why he and his union comrades aren’t giving up.
December 23, 2021
West Virginians Give Manchin a Lump of Coal for Christmas
Manchin claims his constituents are happy with his abandonment of Build Back Better. Miners and other residents say that just isn’t so.
December 22, 2021
Pramila Jayapal Is Not Having Any of Your Nonsense
The progressive leader discusses her last call with Joe Manchin, her frustration with the idea that “the Squad” and Bernie Sanders were right and she was wrong, and her determination to get a bill through… somehow.
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November 17, 2021
You Can’t Beat Climate Change Without Tackling Disinformation
Over more than a century, PR firms built and fine-tuned a machine to deceive the public.
November 16, 2021
Forgive Humans, Not Oil Companies
It might seem like prison abolition and fossil fuel abolition have nothing in common, but they couldn’t be more related.
Mary Annaïse Heglar
November 15, 2021
COP26 Ends With Promises, but Not Nearly Enough Progress
The UN climate conference’s agreement acknowledges several key issues for the first time—but doesn’t do enough to address them.
November 9, 2021
Why We Need a “Long Telegram” About the Climate Crisis—Not Conflict With China or Russia
If we don’t find a way to address the real and growing climate threat, the basic duty of the state—to defend the security of its citizens—will have been forfeited.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
November 5, 2021
Landmark Agreements at COP26 Put Nails in Coal’s Coffin
At least 25 countries agreed to end public subsidies for overseas oil and gas development, and more than 23 have committed to ending coal altogether.