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In Boone County, Less Coal, Less Money, Fewer Miners

Many places are feeling the pain of the coal industry's decline. But in Boone County, West Virginia, they've lost more coal jobs than any other county in the nation.

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Coalition Battles Mine Site Near Kanawha State Forest

West Virginia's Kanawha State Forest is home to hiking and biking trails, campsites and a shooting range. But just a few hundred acres away, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection has approved a mountain top removal mine site. A coalition is working to highlight the potential impacts of the mine on residents, and to plant and animal life in the forest.

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Defying the Darkness

Our region has a history of mining that goes back hundreds of years.

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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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Exploring the Cleveland Salt Mine

Ever wonder where road departments get the mountains of salt they use each winter?

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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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Local Watershed Groups Face Funding Challenges

Cleaning up abandoned mine lands and acid mine drainage into waterways is estimated to cost $15 billion in Pennsylvania.

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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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The Allegheny Front for the Week of March 3, 2004

Listen to the entire story: Monarch Butterflies, As Seen from Mexican Migration Spot; Fayette and Washington County Residents Sound Off A

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