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West Virginia Communities Still at Risk Despite Idled Mines

From The Appalachian Voice: West Virginia communities are still dealing with problems related to mountaintop removal coal mining. Toxic coal slurry impoundments, increased blasting and diminished water quality are among the challenges facing such communities at risk.

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West Virginia Communities Still at Risk Despite Idled Mines

West Virginia communities, including Naoma and Sundial are still dealing with problems related to mountaintop removal coal mining. Toxic coal slurry impoundments, increased blasting and diminished water quality are among the challenges facing such communities at risk.

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Surface Mine Proposal Puts Nearby Community and Endangered Bats At Risk

Local communities and an endangered bat species are threatened by two proposed mountaintop removal coal mines in West Virginia.

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Communities at Risk from Mountaintop Removal

A new interactive map shows that, even as Appalachian coal production declines, mountaintop removal coal mining is encroaching on many communities in the region.

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On the Front Lines

When mountaintop removal threatened to surround the tiny town of Inman, Va., residents pushed back.

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Video Shows Rare View of Mountaintop Removal Mining

CONTACT: Cat McCue, Communications Director, (434) 293-6373; cat@appvoices.org A short video released today by Appalachian Voices with stunningly detailed drone footage provides a rare view of mountaintop removal coal mining and the increasing proximity of this destructive form of mining

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