A lot of evidence points to these being bad bets — just like coal.
“Today is a huge victory for Waukegan residents who have fought for years to see corporations like NRG Energy held accountable for the toxic waste that has been illegally dumped on our Lake Michigan lakefront.”
"2018 was our greenest year to date, and so far, 2019 looks like it has the potential to beat it."
"Using fake math to hide the death toll from dirty air at the behest of the coal industry is sadly consistent with the Trump administration's complete disregard for public health."
According to the first comprehensive national study of coal-ash pollution, 91 percent of all coal plants in the country are contaminating nearby groundwater with toxic pollutants.
The report contains examples of several well-documented instances of residential tap water contaminated by coal ash.
If the Navajo Nation were to buy the plant and mine, Peabody could shift liability for the shutdown onto the shoulders of the Nation.
"Because of the inherent health risks for mine workers, we can easily see the need for a health system that guarantees they get the care they need. Only Medicare for All solves these problems, and provides the security workers need."
"It is not about coal. This decision is about economics."
"The trend lines showing the demise of coal shouldn't come as a shock to anyone, including those in the Trump administration and coal industry executives."