• Take action: Protect communities from coal slurry impoundments

    The federal Office of Management and Budget is seeking comment regarding the collection of annual reports and certifications for coal slurry impoundments and refuse piles. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has submitted an information collection request under the Paperwork Reduction Act, asking for a renewal of its reporting requirements without change. Impoundments are used to contain […]

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  • Take Action for Our Water and Our Future!

    Just yesterday, mountain leaders sat down with members of the Obama administration to demand that the administration follow through on its 2009 promises: to take measures to protect the people, waters and mountains of Appalachia from the dangerous impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining. Let the administration know that these mountain leaders are not alone!  […]

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  • Sustaining Healthy Appalachian Communities

    Editor’s Note: Wendy Johnston is a sixth generation West Virginian from Mercer County and the granddaughter and great granddaughter of coal miners. Her post is the second in a series of guest blogs coinciding with our “No More Excuses” campaign on iLoveMountains.org, where we ask impacted Appalachians why President Obama should make ending mountaintop removal […]

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