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Pennsylvania’s largest coal plant, and one of its largest polluters, to shut down

The switch to natural gas from coal has some predicting a similar shift in the coming decades when new natural gas plants begin to age.

By Susan Phillips/StateImpact Pennsylvania

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Pa. lawmakers examine cryptocurrency’s waste coal use

In Pennsylvania, some crypto-mining companies are taking advantage of incentives for burning waste coal and remediating former mineland.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Homer City — Pa.’s largest coal-fired power plant — will close in July

More than 125 people will lose their jobs, and a labor leader cited Pa.’s expected entry into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative as a key factor. The plant’s CEO says “we did everything possible to maintain our operations.”

By Reid Frazier/StateImpact Pennsylvania

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/StateImpact Pennsylvania

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/StateImpact Pennsylvania