• 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 hear from you. Use the comments section below to tell your story of life in Appalachia. Tell us about where » 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 workers, the public, and the environment.?

    ? ?Report by the National Academies of Science on uranium mining in Virginia

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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 by the federal government, the settlement would require Patriot to clean up pollution at dozens of discharges at three mining » Continue Reading.

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