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A week of action to stop zombie coal mines

Photo taken December 2023 of a mine in Pike County that has not produced coal since 2019.

This week, Appalachian Voices and 12 partner organizations are on Capitol Hill to tell Congress to protect our communities by making coal companies clean up their functionally abandoned coal mines, known as zombie mines.


Community groups praise Beyer bill to ensure timely coal mine cleanup

Communities across Central Appalachia welcome a bill introduced today by U.S. Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va.. The bill includes specific requirements for how quickly coal mine reclamation must be completed following coal removal.


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