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What Will Happen to Gillette?

“What will happen to Gillette — and other fossil fuel towns — as the coal industry recedes and clean-energy goals are realized? And what difference could the Biden administration or Congress make for a dying town built on coal?”

A thoughtful recent piece from CNN grapples with these questions directly. It also notes, as I have, that like other fossil-fuel boom towns that took off in the Seventies, “The US government willed much of this place into existence.”

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