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The True Cost of Coal - Ground Truth Trekking

Most coal mining in the U.S. is surface mining, which includes strip mining and mountaintop removal. In surface mines, the original ecosystem at the mine site is destroyed in the process of removing the coal.

The Carpathian Connection - Pennsylvania

After the Boom. Eastern Christians cling to their faith as time runs out on the former coal towns of Pennsylvania, reports Jacqueline Ruyak with photographs by Cody Christopulos

Molly MacGuires in Pennsylvania Coal Regions | HistoryNet

On October 27, 1873, a slightly built, bespectacled, and unshaven man calling himself James McKenna alighted from a train at the station in Port Clinton, a small community on the southern border of Pennsylvania's Schuylkill County. It was coal-mining country, a rough part of the world suffering ...

Fatality Reports | Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

MSHA investigates each mining fatality and prepares the following documents to alert the mining community and prevent similar occurrences. • Fatality Alert - describes the accident and lists best practices that might have prevented it

Obama Spends $14 Million To Retrain Laid-Off Coal Miners For ...

Obama administration efforts to train laid-off coal miners and their spouses for the "jobs of the future" is a double-edged sword.

How federal giveaways to Big Coal leave ranchers and ...

Billions of gallons of water have been lost across the Powder River Basin from coal mining. L.J. Turner sued the state unsuccessfully over the loss of his water.

Coal mining in Kentucky - Wikipedia

Starting in the 1960s coal seams in both Kentucky coal fields have been increasingly accessed via a method known as Mountaintop Removal Mining, which is a form of surface mining that involves the topographical alteration and/or removal of a summit, summit ridge, or significant portion of a mountain, hill, or ridge in order to obtain a desired ...

Stand Up To Coal

Protecting the health of east central Illinois from coal mining

Trump Wants to Bail Out Coal and Nuclear Power. Here's Why ...

When Mr. Trump came into office, he vowed to revive America's coal mining industry by rolling back Obama-era environmental regulations. But coal keeps getting edged out by cheaper and cleaner alternatives.

Mineral Rights | Oil & Gas Lease and Royalty Information

A detailed explanation of mineral rights applied to coal, stone, metals, oil and natural gas

Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 - Wikipedia

The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) is the primary federal law that regulates the environmental effects of coal mining in the United States. ...

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