Cutting the world’s reliance on coal – the dirtiest fossil fuel – is a priority at the climate change summit in Paris. But it’s controversial in regions that depend on the coal industry. The US state of West Virginia is deeply split on the issue.
With his latest executive order, President Trump has begun undoing Obama's plan to counter global warming. But climate experts believe the move away from fossil fuels will continue regardless - leaving the US behind.
Coal and oil groups "undermine" UN climate negotiations, says Corporate Accountability International. A group of developing countries is calling for big polluters' lobbyists to be kicked out of upcoming talks in Bonn.
The battle against US President Donald Trump's rollback of environmental protections is increasingly being fought in the legal arena, with new lawsuits recently launched to stop actions on pesticides and Arctic drilling.
The US has said it won't issue permits for new coal mines on government land as it reviews coal policy in a step to fight climate change. But the freeze may hit the country's already-struggling coal miners.
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