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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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Updates on the Robena preparation plant site, and a short survey for those who live nearby

By Ethan Story / May 10, 2021
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Community Advocates Welcome Manchin’s RECLAIM Act & AML Reauthorization Bills

By Veronica Coptis / April 30, 2021
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 29, 2021 View as Webpage Media Contact: Trey Pollard, 202-904-9187, trey@pollardcommunications.com Infrastructure Bills Led by Five Senators Work Hand-in-Hand to Restore & Reclaim Abandoned Mine Sites to Create At Least 13,000 Jobs in Coal-Impacted Communities  With coal communities more in need of support and investment than ever before, today Senator Joe […]

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Dutch Fork Lake: We Cannot Afford to Lose it Again

By Ethan Story / April 20, 2021
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Tunnel Ridge mine is moving closer and closer to Dutch Fork Lake, located in Washington County. Recently the mine has proposed a revision to add on over 5,300 acres of development mining under the feeder streams to Dutch Fork and Dutch Fork Lake itself. The purpose of development mining is to set up the panels for longwall, full-extraction mining.

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