The Kentucky miners' stakeout highlights the vulnerable position workers face when coal companies go belly-up in bankruptcy.
Meanwhile, a proposal to expand offshore drilling in U.S. waters has been halted indefinitely.
Coal miners give German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier a symbolic final chunk of coal in a ceremony at Schloss Bellevue presidential palace on April 3rd, 2019, in Berlin, Germany.
Shell Oil motioned to take the case to federal court on Monday—a move that could threaten the suit, if approved.
Coal emits more carbon than any other fuel source.
A protracted delay in the Trump administration coming up with its own carbon-cost estimate could empower environmentalists pursuing legal challenges to mining.
It's the end of the line for the Keystone pipeline (probably), but not for battles over tar sands and climate.