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New map tracks growing threat of mountaintop removal

Contacts: Matt Wasson, Program Director, 828-262-1500, Erin Savage, Central Appalachian Campaign Coordinator, 828-262-1500, Cat McCue, Communications Director, 434-293-6373, A new interactive map released today shows that mountaintop removal coal mining has been expanding closer to communities in


Where There is a Will

The Persistence of Political Challenges in a Region Apart By Brian Sewell From the muddy path that led to the cabin, reporters and cameramen waited to document the modest declaration of an “unconditional war on poverty.” That day in 1964,


Congressional Hearing on Stream Buffer Zone Neglects Residents

By Jamie Goodman On Sept. 26, a Congressional hearing took place in Charleston, W.Va. to discuss proposed revisions to the controversial stream buffer zone rule designed to further protect waterways in Appalachia. Conducted by Representatives Doug Lamborn (R-CO) and Shelley


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