September 23, 2016

The Collapse of Coal: A Video Documentary

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Collapse of Coal

Video by Inside Energy and The Allegheny Front.

America’s coal industry is in crisis. Production is down, regulations are increasing and major companies have declared bankruptcy. So what happened to American coal? And what will become of coal communities? Inside Energy and The Allegheny Front look at the collapse of coal in America.

What’s Next:

  • Check out Inside Energy’s ongoing coverage of the coal industry in Wyoming and elsewhere.
  • What happens to clean-up costs for coal mines after companies are bankrupt?  We look problems with paying for clean-up, and the complicated and expensive process of reclamation.
  • Any idea what the production decline in coal SOUNDS like?  We “audioized” the data here.