Regardless of how their troubles started, coal companies still have to clean up their sites. But the companies are bankrupt, just who should pay. At least company is getting off with a liability of 15 cents on the dollar: Peabody Energy. Fair?
Coal exects are saying that the impending stream protection rule due out this summer would be the most expensive coal regulation ever enacted. But the Obama administration says that it is long overdue and necessary to protect water quality.