Coal In Decline

Nov 11, 2015

A conversation with Elizabeth Shogren of High Country News about bankruptcy and mine closures. 

Credit NPS

You can find her article here.


  • Big industry bets on metallurgic coal turned out to be disastrous
  • Cheap natural gas is outcompeting coal domestically
  • Climate change and environmental regulation are putting coal under more scrutiny
  • Large US mines will likely never close as long as they’re profitable