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Appalachia Coal

Interview With Wired Appalachian Advocate, Dana Kuhnline

Joe Solomon | Posted 10.27.2014 | Green
Joe Solomon

We chat about Dana's background, stories from organizing in coal country, and lessons from recruiting stories in a place that is rich in storytellers.

Black lung surges back in coal country

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 09.08.2012 | Green
The Center for Public Integrity

By Chris HambyiWatch NewsPRESTONSBURG, Ky. -- Ray Marcum bears the marks of a bygone era of coal mining. At 83, his voice is raspy, his eastern Kent...

Difficult Questions in the Wake of a Coal Tragedy

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

Instead of clinging to the status quo, West Virginia's elected officials must use this tragedy as an opportunity to ask difficult questions about the future of coal in West Virginia. Here are some of mine.

It's Time For Mountaintop Removal To Stop

xxXGloria RubenXxx | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
xxXGloria RubenXxx

Big coal has busted up the unions, impoverished communities, and lined the pockets of state politicians and judges. It's time for this to stop.

Stop the Teabaggers, Give Them Green Jobs: Lessons From the Coalfields of West Virginia

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Elk

To know the story of West Virginia is to know why the progressive movement is failing to win over white working class voters. Because of their primary concern: jobs.

"No, I'm Not From Here, But I Got Here Just as Soon as I Could"

Glenn Hurowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Glenn Hurowitz

It's Eden in the Mountains here in Appalachian Virginia -- miles and miles of green, forested mountains in every direction. But these natural wonders are being devoured by the coal industry.