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Ruling Against EPA Guidance Applauded By Industry, Politicians

On Tuesday a federal judge threw out a federal guidance that aimed to reduce water pollution from Appalachian coal mining operations.

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Watchdog Group Issues Study Critical Of DEP's Longwall Mining Regulation

A study by a coal mining watchdog group says Pennsylvania's law regulating longwall mining allows subsidence that damages wetlands a

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Wait Continues on Possible Coal Ash Rule Changes

The US EPA doesn't have plans this year to change the way coal ash is regulated--and that has some folks upset.

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EPA Sues Indiana County Power Plant

The federal government has filed a lawsuit against the past and present owners of a power plant in Homer City, Indiana County.

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The Allegheny Front for the Week of September 7, 2005

This week on The Allegheny Front: an interview with former astronaut Jay Apt on how us can create clean energy from coal using existing t

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Only God Should Move Mountains, Group Says

Mountaintop removal mining is one of the most controversial industrial practices of our time.

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Fed Initiative Leads Planting of 70 Million-Plus Trees On Mine-Scarred Lands

When you drive or hike by old coal mined lands, they can appear as lunar type wastelands covered with weedy grasses.

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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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EPA Assessing Integrity Of Coal Ash Ponds

The Obama Administration is looking to get a handle on the current conditions of coal fly ash ponds around the country.

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Coal-fired Power Plants Flunk Out of Colleges

Major utilities aren't the only facilities burning coal. College campuses often have their own coal-fired power plants.

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