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Mining Companies' Citation Challenges Up Since Sago

Since the Sago Mine disaster, there has been a push for tougher mine safety regulations.

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A Look into Coal Country

When the Senate picks up debate on the climate change bill, it will be - in part - deciding the future of coal as an energy source in the

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News Analysis: Study Says Human Costs Outweigh Benefits of Coal Mining In Appalachia

For the last year, a researcher with West Virginia University's Department of Community Medicine has been working on an analysis to

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Ruling Bans Mountaintop Mining

Environmentalists are praising a court ruling that makes blasting the tops off mountains to extract coal illegal in most cases.

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Stream Cleanup Hopes to Help Fish

The National Fish Habitat Action Plan has named Williams Run in Venango County one of America's 10 Waters to Watch.

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New Mountaintop Mining Rule Moves Forward

Last week, government officials moved one step closer to finalizing a mountaintop mining proposal.

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Proposed Mine in Yough Watershed Raises Hackles

Although the Youghiogheny River was recently named Pennsylvania's River of the Year, not everyone's celebrating.

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Coal Field Residents at Higher Risk for Disease

A study published in this month's American Journal of Public Health finds people living near coal mining operations are more likely

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