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Day of Reckoning in Appalachia: Legendary Coal Miner Calls for 'Insane' Mountaintop Removal to End

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.16.2015 | Green
Jeff Biggers

A day of reckoning is arriving in Appalachia. A renewed coalition of citizens groups called the People's Foot movement is confronting state and federal agencies directly for their complicity in ignoring the growing and indisputable evidence on deadly health effects from mountaintop removal mining.

Mountaintop Removal Ends March 16. Put Your Foot Down for Basic Health and Human Rights!

Jeff Biggers | Posted 04.28.2015 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Fourteen months after poorly regulated coal-washing chemicals contaminated the Elk River in West Virginia, coal country residents and supporters are gearing up for an epic showdown on March 16 with the state's Department of Environmental Protection -- and the U.S. Congress -- over the mounting death toll and health crisis from mountaintop removal strip mining.

Moving Mountains Tragedy 2014: Stunning Court Denial of Appalachian Health Crisis

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.22.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

In a breathtaking but largely overlooked ruling this week, a federal judge agreed that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may disregard studies on the health impacts of mountaintop removal mining in its permitting process.

Historic Appalachian Communities Health Emergency Act Introduced in Congress for Mountaintop Removal Moratorium

Jeff Biggers | Posted 08.19.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Recognizing the mounting humanitarian crisis from mountaintop removal mining in the Appalachian coalfields, Rep. Dennis Kucinich and Rep. Louise Slaughter joined others from across the nation today and introduced The Appalachian Communities Health Emergency Act.