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New Coal Mining Rule Targets Water Pollution

The U.S. Department of the Interior is pushing a new rule that would help protect streams from coal-mining pollution. But does it go far enough?

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PNC to Stop Financing Mountaintop Removal

PNC Bank, based in Pittsburgh, says it will stop financing projects that extract coal using the controversial form of surface mining known as mountaintop removal. West Virginia Public Broadcasting's John Hingsbergen filed this story, based on reports from The Associated Press.

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Author: Coal Mining Past a Strong Argument for Eliminating the Fuel from Our Future

Jim Biggers is the grandson of a southern Illinois coal miner. He's also an outspoken critic of the coal mining industry.

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