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Our blogs are written by the staff of the Center for Coalfield Justice, with an occasional guest post. The most recent post appears on top, and others show up below in order of publishing date. You can receive the blogs in your inbox by signing up for our mailing list. Once per month we publish a newsletter, which contains most of the blog posts.

DRYerson 11TH

But why ‘DRYerson’?

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CCJ Sierra Club Conference at Capitol

Environmental Groups, Locals Speak Out Against Bill Threatening to Harm PA Streams

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Whitehorn Run (Dry)

Post-Gazette: Bill defining coal mining pollution advances in PA Senate

Whitehorn Run in Greene County, PA (Photo Credit: DEP) By Laura Legere by Post-Gazette HARRISBURG — A bill that will make it harder to challenge underground coal mining permits because of their potential to damage streams advanced out of a Senate committee on Monday. The bill by Senate President Pro Tem Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, would amend…

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Whitehorn Run (Dry)

StateImpact: Senate Advance Controversial Coal Mining Bill

Whitehorn Run, Greene County (Photo Credit: DEP) by Marie Cusack, StateImpact The state senate has advanced a bill that could upend an ongoing legal challenge by two environmental groups seeking to restrict coal mining beneath a western Pennsylvania state park. With the backing of senate GOP leadership, SB 624 was approved by a committee Monday in an 8-4 party…

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SWEHP Presentation Buffalo Township

Living with the Effects of Shale Gas Extraction

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Observer-Reporter: Consol agrees not to mine near Kent Run in Ryerson Station

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Kent Run Ryerson

DCNR and Consol reach an agreement on stream remediation within Ryerson Station State Park

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Nemacolin Slag Dump Greene County

King Coal certainly ruled our past, but it does not have to rule our future.

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Just Transition Eastern Kentucky video

A Just Transition: Creating the New Economy in Eastern Kentucky

Our allies Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC) and the Mountain Associations for Community Economic Development (MACED) and their supporters are doing powerful work to build a clean and just new economy in eastern Kentucky. Check out this video that shows real examples of what can happen as coal jobs are lost to a dwindling market. …

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N. Fork Dunkard Fork Iron bridge Ryerson

Our Streams Under Attack – Fight Back!

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