Appalachian Leaders Bring Message to Obama Administration to Keep Promises on Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

9/8/14 – Appalachian Leaders Bring Message to Obama Administration to Keep Promises on Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining – Citizens to meet with agency officials and Congress, and hold “Our Water, Our Future public rally Washington, D.C., September 8, 2014 —Numerous Appalachian groups and citizens, in coordination with The Alliance for…

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Premium Coal Fined for New River Spill

Knoxville, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation Commissioner Robert Martineau, Jr., has fined Premium Coal Company, Inc., $50,000 for the massive “black water” spill into the New River from the Baldwin Processing Plant in early January. Over an uncertain amount of time, an estimated 1.4 million gallons of…

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