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Bond-forfeited Virginia Blackjewel mines may finally have a buyer

Unreclaimed Aily Branch Mine

Three Virginia strip mines, neglected in the wake of the Blackjewel bankruptcy, may finally have a buyer. But it remains to be seen if the new company would be able to reclaim the land.

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Underground mine blowout causes flood, property damage in Virginia

Accumulated water bursting out of one of CM Mining, LLC’s operations in Hurley, VA, causes flooding and property damage in nearby neighborhood.

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Defending community rights to clean water enforcement

After four years of effort, a favorable ruling in Virginia this month confirmed the rights of citizens to participate in coal mine inspections.

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