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Collapse of the coal industry: Problems and recommendations

Coal mine regulations have not kept up with the industry’s collapse, leaving regulators without the money – or the legal tools – to address growing problems of scarred landscapes and polluted waters.

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Pushing for democracy in electric co-ops

Communities in Appalachia are starting to make progress reforming their electric co-ops to be more democratic and transparent in their governance.

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Google Earth teams up with Appalachian Voices

Appalachian Voices teamed up with Google Earth on a video to show how the search engine’s satellite imagery helps us protect the environment.

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Court rules that coal mines need a permit for water pollution from valley fills

Good news for clean water! Despite a setback in appeals court, overall the Red River Coal Company court ruling will help communities fight back against pollution from mountaintop removal coal mines.

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