The U.S. Department of the Interior is pushing a new rule that would help protect streams from coal-mining pollution. But does it go far enough?
PNC Bank, based in Pittsburgh, says it will stop financing projects that extract coal using the controversial form of surface mining known as mountaintop removal. West Virginia Public Broadcasting's John Hingsbergen filed this story, based on reports from The Associated Press.
Jim Biggers is the grandson of a southern Illinois coal miner. He's also an outspoken critic of the coal mining industry.