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Archive: Coal

Hundreds of Homes to be Undermined in Upcoming Mine Expansions: Donate Now to Support Coalfield Communities!

By Veronica Coptis / March 15, 2022
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The effects of coal mining on communities and the environment is what originally led to the  formation of a coalition of grassroots groups and individuals called the “Tri-State Citizens Mining Network” in 1994 – the organization that is now CCJ. The people involved recognized the need to work together to build a strong voice in […]

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“The New Coal” — What Climate Conversations Miss About Coal Communities

By Sarah Martik / November 22, 2021
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A report was recently released by Beyond Plastics, a non-profit organization based out of Bennington College in Vermont that seeks to end plastic pollution.  This 21-page report does a wonderful job of explaining the comparisons in climate-changing emissions from the coal industry and the plastic industry. Plastics manufacturing currently emits the CO2 equivalent of 57 […]

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Proposed Rulemaking on CRDAs

By Ethan Story / November 16, 2021
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Act 74 of 2019 Previously, PA’s Coal Refuse Disposal Control Act limited the temporary cessation of operations at coal refuse disposal sites to no more than 1 year. The Federal Surface Mine Conservation and Reclamation Act of 1977 (“SMCRA”) allowed for flexibility with temporary cessation status. Act 74 of 2019 amended Section 6.1 of the […]

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What we have asked for, and what they are giving us

By Ethan Story / September 27, 2021
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Who determines whether we have clean air or not? As members of the public, do we hold a responsibility to ourselves and each other to ask for clean air? On the other hand, if we don’t ask for clean air, should we be surprised to find that our air is considered dangerous to our health? […]

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DRYerson Festival 2021: Finally Together Again!

By Sarah Martik / July 7, 2021
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We had a wonderful time at our 15th annual DRYerson festival! It is hard to believe it has been 16 years since we lost Duke Lake, but we are heartened to still gather as a community at Ryerson and celebrate what we have and have fought so hard to protect. On Saturday, June 26th we […]

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We had fun at our Kids’ Fishing Day at Dutch Fork Lake!

By Nick Hood / June 9, 2021
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The Dutch Fork Lake Free Kids’ Fishing day, offered by CCJ and the BCWA (Buffalo Creek Watershed Association), was a good time for all that came out. All but one of the young ones got to reel in a fish at some point during the day. Not only did participants get to do some fishing, […]

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