Coal

How a Coal Mine in Montana Could Screw the Navajo Nation

How a Coal Mine in Montana Could Screw the Navajo Nation

The overwhelming economic consensus is that coal is out, renewables are in. Yet one company, associated with the Navajo Nation, doesn’t seem to have gotten the message — and may be weighing the tribe down with more coal baggage as the rest of the country moves on.

The Dumb Dream of Turning Coal to Gas Just Won’t Die

The Dumb Dream of Turning Coal to Gas Just Won’t Die

The process of turning coal — possibly the most carbon-intensive and environmentally harmful fossil fuel — into a liquid gas fell out of favour after World War II, due to its high cost, pollution footprint, and readily available alternatives like natural gas and petroleum. But as coal for electricity and…