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.
Communities across Appalachia are striving to build a more resilient and sustainable economy.
Organ Cave Where: Near Lewisburg, W.Va., in Greenbrier County How to access: The cave has more than 45 miles of mapped passages. Tours are offered year-round, and are by reservation only from November through April.Reservations are recommended May through October.…
Gov. Jim Justice signed bills dropping a tax on coal from 5 to 3 percent over the next three years and granting a 35 percent tax credit to coal companies buying new equipment for new or expanded mining operations.
Fracking company Antero Resources was ordered to pay $3.15 million for state and federal water pollution violations and to undertake an estimated $8 million cleanup.
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.
The sport of mountain biking is taking off in schools across Appalachia.
Construction of the Mountaineer XPress Pipeline near Barbara Jividen’s home came with concerns about safety risks posed by the fracked-gas line.