March 31, 2017

PJM’s recent report, “PJM’s Evolving Resource Mix and System Reliability,” firmly demonstrates that coal-fired electric generation is an integral component in ensuring the reliability of the electric grid. In fact, the report shows that when scoring fuel sources for se...

March 7, 2017

The Bailey Mining Complex in southwestern Pennsylvania is located in the thickest and most widespread coal seam east of the Mississippi, and is the largest underground mining complex in North America. Despite the coal industry experiencing a downturn over the past few...

November 16, 2016

Coal recently took center stage during the Presidential election. While President Elect Trump rode a wave of blue collar frustration with full-fledged support of the coal industry, Hillary Clinton told a national audience in Ohio that she would put a lot of coal miners...

February 29, 2016

On February 9, the Supreme Court of the United States made the historic decision to stay the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. The Commonwealth had just 24 hours to pause and breathe a sigh of relief as the next day’s media coverage rolled in and the Wolf Administration’s statem...

January 14, 2016


On November 17, 2015, a bipartisan, statewide group of over 30 legislators participated in a hearing on the Impacts of the Clean Power Plan on Pennsylvania coal and related industries.

The outlook? Unnecessarily challenging. In 2015, as the trickle down impacts of co...

September 8, 2015

Updated 1/19/16


The purpose of this post is to address the current actions and timeline of events related to the EPA’s "Clean Power Plan". Subsequent posts will address each of the issues and false assumptions made by the EPA in section 111(d) under the Clean Air Act,...

June 19, 2015

Yesterday, Pope Francis, the leader of 1.2 billion Catholics around the world, delivered a 184-page encyclical calling for the urgent replacement of fossil fuels with renewable energy sources.


We very respectfully see a different path forward.


Alex Epstein, author of...

April 22, 2015

Pennsylvania’s Mine Reclamation program is exemplary among states and looked to as a model.


Historically, coal has been a fossil fuel pillar of the United States. It powered the Industrial Revolution and multiple wars and propelled the expansion of the United States as...

April 13, 2015

The words “job creation” are a staple talking point in political debates and topical conversations on state governance. While the creation of jobs is always a laudable goal, in Pennsylvania we are fortunate to already have strong employment numbers provided by the coal...

March 17, 2015

Coal has a long history of driving Pennsylvania’s economy. In 2014, the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance worked with the Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh to release a report detailing the multibillion dollar economic impact that coal has statewide. This past...

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