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Reclaiming Mined Mountains to Beneficial Use

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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