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West Virginians speak out against proposal to log state parks

kids by big tree

Guest blogger Chad Cordell of the Kanawha Forest Coalition provides an update on a West Virginia bill that would allow commercial logging of high-value trees in WV state parks, and shares some easy ways to contact decision-makers in support of our parks. #SOSParks

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West Virginia Governor Shows Allegiance to Coal

Jim Justice

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice is pushing for federal coal subsidies, but his companies have also amassed millions in fines due to worker safety and environmental violations.

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Settlement Reached for Jim Justice Mines

On Sept. 30, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement resolving thousands of pollution violations against Southern Coal Corporation and 26 affiliated coal mining companies with operations in Appalachia.

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Premium Coal Fined for New River Damage

Appalachian Voices is very happy to see the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) order a fine on Jim Justice’s Premium Coal after a January “black water” spill from a coal preparation plant sullied 28 miles of the New

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