“You know what? We’re optimistic:” Craig’s Head Start on a Just Transition

At first, the outlook was bleak for the city of Craig when the region’s major employers, two coal-fired power plants and three coal mines, announced that they will be shutting down within the decade. The closures are expected to eliminate at least 1,000 direct and indirect jobs, the equivalent of 100,000 jobs for a city the size of Denver.