Monthly Archives: January 2012

Tell us your Appalachian story

We want to help Appalachian residents tell their own stories, to help show the rest of the nation what is happening here and what is being lost in this national energy sacrifice zone. As part of that effort, we’d like to … Continue reading

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Uranium mining in Virginia

“If the Commonwealth of Virginia rescinds the existing moratorium on uranium mining, there are steep hurdles to be surmounted before mining and/or processing could be established within a regulatory environment that is appropriately protective of the health and safety of … Continue reading

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Patriot agrees to the largest selenium settlement yet

There is probably no better example of the strategy that drives our work here at Appalachian Mountain Advocates than the settlement reached with Patriot Coal to clean up selenium pollution at three major mining complexes in West Virginia. If approved … Continue reading

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