Jeremy Richardson

UPDATE (27 June 2017): The Natural Resources Committee has approved the Beyer amendment to strengthen the RECLAIM Act and has passed the bill out of committee. Thanks for your support, and stay tuned...

This morning the president released his “skinny” budget , an initial cut at the new administration’s priorities for government spending. This proposal will be nearly impossible to...

Any day now, the president is expected to sign one or more executive orders aimed at rolling back environmental safeguards that improve our public health through protecting clean air and clean water...

Former Texas Governor Rick Perry will head into confirmation hearings in the next few days to become the next Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE). A colleague of mine penned a great piece...

Congress returns from recess to a big opportunity to support coal communities, by passing the RECLAIM Act ( H.R.4456 ), which would release existing funding for the cleanup and redevelopment of...

Last week the Supreme Court put a hold on the Clean Power Plan . Importantly, the legal stay does not prevent states from moving ahead with formulating compliance plans as the legal merits of the...

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...

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