How coal holds on in America
Why can't the country let go? A renewable future is on the horizon, but with a landscape that has been mined for over a century covered in scars and sinkholes to prove it, our new clean-energy future hasn't materialised yet in America's coal country. In keeping with climate change goals, Coal Creek Station in North Dakota is scheduled to close in 2022. However, as local officials in the region pass ordinances to block wind and solar projects and state officials rally to save the plant, Joshua Partlow examines the culture and politics posing as major obstacles to a net carbon zero United States.
From The Washington Post