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How a Washington city is model for transitioning from coal plant

Could Pennsylvania learn from Centralia, Washington?
By Scott LaMar/WITF

Centralia, Wash.’s coal plant has to close next year. Can Pa. communities learn from Centralia’s transition?

The western Washington town has been cited as a model for how to successfully transition away from coal. StateImpact Pennsylvania spent several days there to explore how time and money has affected preparations for what lies ahead.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

Coal transition: How a weatherization grant helped a music venue build community

The Juice Box got an $80,000 grant in 2022 to help replace the roof and the failing heating system.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

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150 years later, there are still unknowns surrounding the “Molly Maguires” in Pennsylvania

Irish coal miners may or may not have been murderers
By Scott LaMar/WITF

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

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