Jeremy Richardson

Today marks the release of the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 . Included in the request to Congress is a package of policies that would go a long way toward helping struggling coal...

My recent “Stages of Grief” blog series compared the emotional debate around the decline of the coal industry to what a person might experience with the death of a loved one. In the last...

Virginia’s General Assembly has just started a whirlwind two-month session, and will be considering significant legislation that would help the state raise revenues from a carbon trading...

A news story posted yesterday in the Charleston Gazette-Mail hit my inbox at least five times this morning. The article acknowledges something we’ve been talking about for quite some time—the reality...

On August 3, President Obama announced the release of the final Clean Power Plan (CPP), setting the first ever limits on carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. Today, UCS is releasing...

In my ongoing series looking at the decline of the coal industry, we come to maybe the most painful stage of grief: depression . It’s also the most personal. I can only imagine how someone like...

This week’s post in my ongoing series focuses on the third stage of grief, bargaining . The U.S. coal industry continues to get hammered by a series of terrible earnings reports, an ongoing wave of...

In my previous post in this series, I wrote about how coal has become uneconomic —and how that has led to great financial risk for companies in the coal mining business. I noted that some analysts...

This post continues my series on King Coal’s Stages of Grief, and focuses on more denial —this time about economics. Yesterday the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) noted that the...

Coming from a coal mining family, I’m well aware of the seemingly vast coal resource underground and how extracting that resource has helped boost local economies, including the one where I...

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