July 31, 2014

Coal kabuki and climate

In case you missed, Ken Ward over at Coal Tattoo has some things to say about how West Virginia's leaders might deal with the whole Obama/climate change/EPA thing. I'm not holding my breath though.

Still, it's impossible to deny that these are tough times in the coalfields. Alpha Natural Resources recent layoff announcement is just another case in point.

That's all the more reason why we need to start talking now about economic transition.