A Bath County, Va., native, Matt uses his backgrounds in geography, GIS mapping and hydrology to help protect Appalachian communities from coal mining pollution as a member of our Central Appalachian / End Mountaintop Removal team. He's also a fantastic square dance caller.
What is supposed to happen after a coal company finishes mining a site?
In February, a federal judge allowed Westmoreland Coal Company to terminate benefits for current and retired coal miners.
The permit renewal for Neely’s Creek Mine near Somerset, Ky., is being contested by a local environmental group.