coal mining

VICE News Tonight on HBO

This is how Spanish coal miners are dealing with the government-mandated closing of their industry

Spain says it’s possible to quit coal and compensate miners
Arielle Duhaime-Ross
Agnes Walton

HBO Doc 'Outside the Bubble' Captures Liberals Deciphering Trumpland

Nancy Pelosi's daughter Alexandra Pelosi travels to red states to try bridging political divides, but they're as deep as expected.
Taylor Hosking
VICE News Tonight on HBO

These former coal workers are training to be wind technicians

These former coal workers in Wyoming are training to be wind technicians
Arielle Duhaime-Ross
The Rundown

Do One Small Thing Outside For World Environment Day

Your daily guide to what’s working, what’s not and what you can do about it.
Impact Staff
2016 US election

Hillary Clinton Narrowly Defeats Bernie Sanders in Nail-Biter Kentucky Primary

Clinton's extremely narrow win in Kentucky, after dominating the state in 2008, comes after her comments on coal jobs sparked ire in coal mining country.
Liz Fields

After 29 Deaths, This Notorious Coal Boss Is Headed to Prison

A federal judge issues former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship a one-year jail term and a $250,000 fine for conspiring to violate worker health and safety violations.
Matt Smith

Brown Coal Blues: Inside the Tense Conflict Between Germany's Coal Miners and Climate Activists

VICE Germany heads to the Rhineland, where clashes are taking place between the region's coal miners and the climate activists searching for a cleaner energy solution for the country.
VICE Staff

A Bankrupt Coal Company Plans Huge Executive Bonuses — And Steep Cuts to Employee Benefits

Alpha Natural Resources seeks to pay executive bonuses of nearly $12 million in 2016, after incurring $1.3 billion in losses last year and seeking to cut health and life insurance benefits for 1,200 rank-and-file employees.
Eva Hershaw
tipping point

Obama Halts New Coal Mining Leases on Federal Lands

The moratorium comes amidst a string of major coal company bankruptcy filings and increasing federal regulation of fossil fuel emissions.
Darren Ankrom

We Joined Britain's Last Deep Pit Coal Miners for Their Final Shift

"Everybody knows we've got to decarbonize and go green, we know that. But we're not ready for it."
Ryan Fletcher

I Watched Climate Change Activists Shut Down a British Coal Mine

The land the mine is on is owned by a guy named Lord Ridley who thinks that global warming is totally chill.
Oscar Webb

The US Coal Industry Is Shuttering Mines and Its Market Value Is Plummeting, Says a New Study

Environmentalists are celebrating the decreasing amount of coal being burnt in the United States — but communities in Appalachia wonder what will help their anemic economies.
Matt Smith