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.
Residents of Martin County, Ky., and many other rural communities often deal with contaminated water despite exorbitant monthly bills.
The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet and the Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest are fighting a proposed Louisville Gas & Electric natural gas pipeline that would cut through the protected woodland.
Kentucky and five other states sent letters to federal authorities on the Trump administration’s plans to bail out failing coal and nuclear plants. And an investigation into a similar Ohio law found possible conflicts of interest.
What is supposed to happen after a coal company finishes mining a site?
A new Kentucky law limiting the tax credit for residential solar net metering will take effect in 2020.
State agencies in Appalachia are experimenting with different strategies to stop the spread of the invasive Asian carp.
Citizen scientists discovered that acid mine drainage is causing a creek in Kentucky’s Daniel Boone National Forest to flow a bright orange, and they spurred state regulators to issue citations to the mine operators. But mining company Revelation Energy is in bankruptcy, which leaves big questions about who will clean up the mess — and when.
The project would have used public money, including abandoned mine reclamation funds, to build a federal prison on a former coal mine in Letcher County, Ky.
Many communities across Appalachia have programs that extend the purchasing power of federal food stamps for locally grown food.