Hundreds of thousands of people in the South are behind on their electric payments, just as unemployment benefits expire and states shut down again to stop COVID-19 from spreading.
Southern states and utilities are finally starting to reach agreements to clean up coal ash sites — but experts say the TVA lags far behind.
Lessons from environmental and economic restoration efforts in the Ruhr Valley could help usher Appalachia into a new era.
Blackjewel left coal miners without pay. Now it might leave Appalachia thousands of acres of land to clean up.
The bankruptcy could signal a new environmental and economic crisis in central Appalachia, where many coal companies have failed to reclaim former mine sites.
Landowners say Bayou Bridge Pipeline developers have abused a government power to take property, and offered little compensation in return.
Examining the intersection of climate change, justice, and infrastructure in the American South.
Sharp drops in coal severance tax revenue have led to a massive funding gap for education, infrastructure, and law enforcement.