Economy & Business

June 8, 2009 to June 12, 2009

Scientists and Journalists: Getting the Point Across

The Metcalf Institute for Marine and Environmental Reporting is hosting its free Annual Public Lecture Series this week. The program will feature nationally renowned specialists in research, environmental economics and journalism.

"Defunding Appalachia: Coal Communities Resist President’s Budget Cuts"

"Danny Ferguson didn’t like what he saw happening in Lincoln County, West Virginia, where he grew up. The downturn in the coal industry had hit hard, and young people had few job options beyond some fast food places."

Source: Ohio Valley Resource, 03/27/2017

Mining Company’s Bankruptcy Exit Will Leave Taxpayers a Cleanup Bill

"A mining company’s debt-cutting plan will leave taxpayers facing a bigger bill for cleaning up nearly two dozen hazardous sites primarily in the central U.S., including a swath of northeast Oklahoma that once produced lead ore for bullets in both World Wars."

Source: Wall St. Journal, 03/27/2017

"Cost of U.S. Car Fuel Standards Could Be 40 Percent Lower: Report"

"The cost to implement tough fuel-efficiency standards for cars imposed by the Obama administration for the first half of the next decade could be up to 40 percent lower than previously estimated using existing conventional technologies, according to a report from a nonprofit group released on Wednesday."

Source: Reuters, 03/24/2017

"U.S. Judge Signs Peabody Bankruptcy Exit After Environmental Deal"

"A U.S. judge formally approved Peabody Energy Corp's plan to emerge from bankruptcy late Friday after the coal producer struck a settlement with the U.S. government over legacy environmental claims at a gold and metal mining subsidiary."

Source: Reuters, 03/20/2017

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