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In one of the first studies to observe the full course of drilling, scientists found that a well and a pipeline killed trees but did not affect groundwater
A new report by the U.S. Forest Service offers one of the most detailed accounts yet of how...
Feb 6, 2011 | Read More
Both candidates oppose cap and trade and Obama's agenda, and attend to voters' focus on guns, abortion and coal
WASHINGTON—Playing on a theme popular nationwide this election season, the two U.S. Senate...
Oct 14, 2010 | Read More
Byrd's late-in-life acceptance of "mounting science of climate change" unlikely to be embraced by top contender for his seat
WASHINGTON—With Democratic Gov. Joe Manchin a potential shoo-in as West Virginia’s next U.S....
Jul 14, 2010 | Read More
Mining is costing taxpayers more than it contributes, and trend expected to worsen
Coal mining in West Virginia drained the state budget of nearly $100 million in 2009, policy...
Jun 25, 2010 | Read More
'The More I Learn About the Extent of These Violations, the Angrier I Get'
Sen. Robert Byrd of West Virginia, a longtime supporter of Appalachia's coal miners, called for a...
Apr 9, 2010 | Read More
West Virginian Criticizes Coal Industry's 'Fear Mongering'
West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd has been among the coal industry’s staunchest defenders in Congress...
Dec 3, 2009 | Read More
When you hear the phrase "alternative energy," what comes to mind? Solar power? Wind?...
Jul 14, 2009 | Read More
Mountaintop Mining Valley Fill
The EPA put the coal industry on notice today: Mountaintop mining won't be getting a free pass...
Mar 24, 2009 | Read More
Follow the Appalachian Mountains by plane from West Virginia to Tennessee, and you’ll see the...
Mar 17, 2009 | Read More