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  • 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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  • Massive Mountaintop Removal Mine Threatens Clearfork Valley

    RSVP to attend a public hearing on September 20 to voice your opposition to this mine. The devastating practice of destroying entire mountains and disposing of mining-waste into headwater streams is still happening across the Appalachian region. For folks living beneath these mines, the assertion that mountaintop removal is over can feel like a slap […]

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  • Share your concerns about mountaintop removal health impacts

    The National Academy of Sciences is undertaking a review of existing research on links between mountaintop removal coal mining and health risks. The review is funded by the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement in response to a request from the state of West Virginia. As part of the review, the NAS is […]

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  • The RECLAIM Act is under attack from corporate coal interests

    The RECLAIM Act is going to a vote before the House Natural Resources Committee TOMORROW. Despite having shown no interest in the legislation over past the past two years, corporate coal interests have launched an all-out assault to kill the bill in the past few days. We can’t let corporate interests steal this opportunity from folks […]

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  • Protect Pennsylvania Streams from this Bad Bill!

    Coal mining giant Consol has been illegally destroying streams in Southwestern Pennsylvania with its longwall mining practices for years, and the Center for Coalfield Justice (CCJ) been fighting them in court every step of the way. Now, on the eve of a major court decision on CCJ’s appeal of its mining permits, the company is […]

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