An FDR program to electrify rural America is now beset by expensive coal plants and often-hidebound governing boards, as members clamor for transparency and renewables.
Wood pellet manufacturing plants have underreported emissions at plants throughout the South, which are most often in Black and low-income communities.
Poor energy efficiency and weatherization standards in Southern states made it even harder for people to stay warm and safe.
The president promised to create a task force on how best to help the communities. Advocates want that and new jobs, broadband internet and funding for health and education.
The Biden administration promises to clean up mine land and create jobs in Appalachia. Here are some steps it can take.
A new administration brings potential to address Appalachia’s economic and environmental issues on a wider scale.
This project with the Society of Environmental Journalists is designed to help journalists cover the impacts of climate change in their region.
A state-by-state rundown of major races and ballot measures, plus resources to check out before heading to the polls.