The bill to expedite spending of $1 billion in coal-impacted communities to repurpose old mine sites for new economic projects has been reintroduced into Congress with bipartisan support.
Residents of coal-impacted communities went to Washington, D.C., to share how strip mines have affected their lives and to support a moratorium on destructive strip mining.
Explore the incredible hidden world that lies beneath the Appalachian Mountains.
Carter Caves State Resort Park Where: Olive Hill, Ky., in Carter County How to access: Multiple caves lie within the state park, which has a variety of amenities including camping and hiking. Difficulty: The most accessible caves feature shorter tours…
Residents of Harlan County, Ky., are seeking to ban surface mining on 10,000 acres of land near the towns of Benham and Lynch.
Increased public participation but continued gaps in transparency marked TVA’s recent quarterly meeting, which included a vote to close two of the utility’s coal plants.
With state legislative sessions underway across Appalachia, here are some energy and environmental bills to keep an eye on.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice made nearly $2 billion off Appalachia’s coalfields, but his family’s mines owe back taxes in multiple states. They have also accrued hundreds of environmental violations, and many idled mines are still unreclaimed.
Accumulated water bursting out of one of CM Mining, LLC’s operations in Hurley, VA, causes flooding and property damage in nearby neighborhood.
The president ordered the creation of the Camp Nelson National Monument in October 2018 to honor black troops who fought in the Civil War.