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Mountaintop Removal Moves Closer

An environmental advocacy group, using satellite images and a Google app, has documented the spread of mountaintop removal coal mining in Central Appalachia. Mines have gotten closer to human settlements since 1999. And they are linked to…

A Region Worth More Than Mountaintops

With production cut in half and steeper declines on the way, King Coal’s reign in Central Appalachia is over. The question is “what comes next?” To learn where their own future may lie, Kentuckians look to other rural regions – and…
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