Bad Week for Big Coal

The New York Times' Green Inc. blog, citing a flurry of news stories around the country, called this "a tough week for coal."  In the words of Tom Zeller:  "The coal industry -- which suffers from an image problem to begin with -- has had a particularly rough few days.  Without additional interpretation, we present a selection of articles, published over just the last 48 hours, from around the Web."

News stories on the list include:

As these body blows to Big Coal land at the state level, a new presidential administration and majority Congress are moving to enact federal climate legislation.  This all adds up to what NRDC hopes will be the end of dirty coal.