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06/13/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

West Virginia's Coal Mining Blog: Coal Tattoo

This Charleston Gazette blog attempts to build on the newspaper's longtime coverage of all things coal -- with a focus on mountaintop removal, coal-mine safety and climate change.

Staff writer Ken Ward Jr., a native of Piedmont in Mineral County, W.Va., has covered the Appalachian coal industry for nearly 20 years.

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