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Great Expectations

By Luke Popovich

“Bliss was it in that dawn to be alive,” said Wordsworth after the French king was deposed. In the wee hours of November 9, in coal communities across the country, many miners would have felt it if they didn’t recite it.

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A Legacy We May All Regret

By Luke Popovich

We don’t yet know who the next president will be, but we do know that whoever succeeds President Barack Obama won’t be crowned with laurels by a grateful nation. Not after this election. This presidential honeymoon could be shorter than my first one.

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Behind Coal’s Decline: Federal Regulation, not Market Competition

A New Study Exposes One of the Biggest Cover-ups in Modern Industrial History

By Luke Popovich

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Keeping Coal in the Ground’ May Not Keep Candidates in Office

By Luke Popovich

President Barack Obama’s science advisor, John Holdren, offered a startlingly candid admission recently. He said it’s “unrealistic” to completely halt fossil fuel extraction in the United States.

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A Great Show in Vegas…Starring Mining

By Luke Popovich

Face it, this past decade has been hell for mining. From coal mining in Kentucky to mineral mining in Kazakhstan, the story is the same — the commodity boom turned to bust. Shares that once led the world’s major exchanges got hammered as demand from industrializing Asia evaporated and stagnant growth in the developed world compounded the pain. A supply glut soon swelled inventories.

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