The negative impacts of coal mining are affecting people & places all over the planet.
Vulture Firm Picks at Appalachia’s Bones
As the future of the U.S. coal mining industry darkens, one upstart vulture firm has snapped up several mines from distressed coal giants. Founded in 2010, Blackhawk Mining has rapidly built a portfolio of surface and underground mines in Central Appalachia.
Banks Funding the Dirtiest Form of Coal
In Europe, attention on lignite coal, the dirtiest form of coal, is usually focused on Germany, the European Union’s largest economy where, in spite of one of the world’s most ambitious renewable energy transition programs, lignite still makes up 25% of the national power mix.