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Archive: Coal

CCJ Fellows Reflect on Tours in Greene and Washington Counties

By Catherine Gooding / July 1, 2022
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In our first few weeks with the Center for Coalfield Justice, the other three fellows and I had the opportunity to take some tours of Greene and Washington Counties to learn about coal and fracking in our communities, both historically and today. On our visits to Ryerson Station State Park, the coal patch town of […]

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The 16th Annual DRYerson Festival Hinted at Ryerson’s Bright Future

By Alex Downing / June 30, 2022
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On Saturday, June 25th the Center for Coalfield Justice hosted our 16th annual DRYerson Festival at Ryerson Station State Park. Around 80 visitors of all ages attended the event to celebrate Greene County’s only state park. They were treated to delicious food from 5 Kidz Kandy, tie-dye, snacks, and games from CCJ staff, and great […]

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I-70 Accidents and “Construction” over Tunnel Ridge

By Tonya Yoders / June 10, 2022
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This is the 21st installment in our What’s on your mind? blog series and was written by CCJ Community Organizer Tonya Yoders. Almost every day, I have to drive the stretch of I-70 interstate between Washington, PA and Wheeling, WV. More often than not, there are significant delays just trying to get to my destination. […]

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How Did Coal Get Mixed Up with Cryptocurrency?

By Nick Hood / April 20, 2022
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Cryptocurrency is just about everywhere these days. The two most well known and currently used are Bitcoin and Ethereum, but there are numerous others out there as well.

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We Need Your Help to Strengthen Protections for EJ Communities

By Tonya Yoders / April 12, 2022
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Currently, the OEJ Is accepting written comments on the draft policy. This is our chance to tell the OEJ that this policy has some great components to it, but there are some areas for improvement.

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Today is World Water Day, and coalfield residents need your help!

By Kristen Locy / March 21, 2022
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DONATE NOW Imagine waking up and starting to make your morning coffee only to find that your water has stopped flowing. Many of those who live in coal country, unfortunately, have experienced or at least know a neighbor whom this has happened to. The likely cause of the water loss is longwall coal mining. In […]

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