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Kate Sheppard

After Chemical Spill, Poll Finds Most West Virginians Want Tougher Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.24.2014 | Green

A large majority of West Virginians think that last month's chemical spill, which left 300,000 residents without access to safe tap water, was a "wake...

Sounds of Silence in Appalachia: MTR Blasting Temporarily Halted

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

On any given day, 3.5 million pounds of explosives blast apart the oldest mountain range on the planet. But for the past week there have only been sounds of silence.

Almost Hell West Virginia; Where Is The Obama Administration?

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

Coal mining is the Appalachians is the great American tragedy, and every citizen of this country should be ashamed and horrified that we are collectively allowing this to happen.