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Giving Middle Finger to Appalachian Communities, Trump Kills Study of Mountaintop Removal Health Impacts
Stopping the study "without warning or adequate reason is beyond heartless"
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Mountaintop Removal Never Ended: Coal River Mountaineers Fight On
Standing in solidarity with the water protectors on the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, Coal River Mountain residents already fending off seven square miles of devastating mountaintop removal mining permits are planning a protest on Monday at the Department of Environmental Protection in Charleston,...
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When Will Obama Recognize the Coal-Fueled Health Emergency in Appalachia?
President Obama's visit to address the drug epidemic in West Virginia on Oct. 21st falls on the anniversary of a historic coal slurry disaster that symbolizes another Appalachian emergency health crisis: Cancer-linked fallout and toxic coal slurry from reckless mountaintop removal operations. Ever...
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Day of Reckoning in Appalachia: Legendary Coal Miner Calls for "Insane" Mountaintop Removal to End
With mountaintop removal mining on the ropes , as the last bank financiers ditch lending support amid new scientific research that demonstrates "solid evidence that dust collected from residential areas near mountaintop removal sites causes cancerous changes to human lung cells," residents from...
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Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Industry Continues to Poison Appalachia
There has been some shocking news out of Appalachia in recent days. First, a game-changing new study demonstrated, for the first time, a direct link between the dust from mountaintop removal coal mines and lung cancer. Then Ken Ward, Jr. of the Charleston Gazette reported on a West Virginia lab...
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Victory for Clean Water, Blow to Mountaintop Removal in West Virginia
Federal judge upholds EPA's veto of immense coal mine
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Moving Mountains Tragedy 2014: Stunning Court Denial of Appalachian Health Crisis
In a breathtaking but largely overlooked ruling this week, a federal judge agreed that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may disregard studies on the health impacts of mountaintop removal mining in its permitting process, only two weeks after Goldman Prize Award-winning activist Maria Gunnoe wrote...
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