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Report calls for improvements to coal mine bonding in Central Appalachia

The Alliance for Appalachia, a coalition of 15 organizations, today released a report on the state of surface coal mine bonding in four Central Appalachian states. Bonds are used to ensure reclamation of mine sites should a company be unable

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Reclaiming Mined Mountains to Beneficial Use

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More than one million acres across Appalachia have been disturbed by surface coal mining. These formerly mined lands offer many challenges, but could also become focal points for economic development and reforestation.

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Agency Announces Coal Bonding Reform, Health Research Review

Federal surface mining regulators are revising measures to make sure coal companies have the resources to reclaim mined lands, and are funding a review of surface mining’s impact on human health.

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Spurring Civic Involvement for Clean Water, Mine Reclamation

In late July, several federal agencies held public comment periods regarding critical clean water and coal mining issues. Appalachian Voices submitted comments and called on mountain lovers to add their voices.

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