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Coal communities in Pennsylvania and other Appalachian states receiving nearly $47 million for revitalization

Pennsylvania received millions of dollars for projects in communities affected by coal-related job losses.

By The Associated Press

New climate law has a hidden benefit for coal miners: Permanent funding for black lung

Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, the Democrats’ large climate and health care bill, included one provision aimed at helping miners afflicted by black lung disease.

By Reid Frazier

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Allegheny County’s last coal-fired power plant is closing

EPA data showed the plant emitted 608,000 tons of carbon dioxide in 2020, the equivalent of 129,000 cars on the road.

By Reid Frazier

Biden administration officials eye more money for land restoration projects in Pennsylvania

Federal investment in the cleanup of abandoned mines and wells will boost local economies, they say.

By Madison Goldberg

Report offers case studies for how Pa. could help areas affected by RGGI

The report from the Ohio River Valley Institute outlines what’s been done in four states, two in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and two outside RGGI.

By Rachel McDevitt

Talen Energy agrees to protect Montour Preserve as part of coal phase-out plan

Conservationists say the agreement is a win for water quality and recreation in the middle Susquehanna watershed.

By Rachel McDevitt

One day, two hearings: Fossil fuels shift climate change messaging; Dems show rift on green transition

Two state capitol hearings featured coal and gas boosters, but scientists say we must phase out emissions by 2050 to avoid climate change’s worst effects.

By Rachel McDevitt
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