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Here are the latest articles written by the Center for Coalfield Justice team on the subject of coal. We regularly publish new information, so check back often for new articles.

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Black Lung and Silica Rule Updates

By Nick Hood | August 28, 2023

Living in coal country, most of us know someone who has – or, more unfortunately, had – black lung, silicosis, and other respiratory diseases associated with coal mining.   Sure, on paper the companies may show compliance with state regulations, but the fact is, more and more miners receive diagnoses of irreversible and progressive lung […]

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Black History in the Coalfields

By Josie Tarquinio | June 14, 2023

“Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history” – Carter G. Woodson The African American experience has largely been excluded in the telling of stories of Appalachia and the coal miners that fueled our country, but it is an important […]

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We Had a Record Number of Kids for Free Fishing Day at Dutch Fork Lake!

By Alex Downing | June 6, 2023

Our third annual Free Kids Fishing Day at Dutch Fork Lake on Sunday, May 28th was a huge success! We had about 120 attendees – including 70 kids – and handed out free fishing poles, bait, and lures to kids ages 3 to 17. “It’s been so great to see this event grow from a […]


CCJ at MIT – Legacies of Coal: In Search of a Just Transition

By CCJ | May 11, 2023

Back in April, our Community Organizer for Greene County, Tonya Yoders, sat on a panel at MIT during their event titled Legacies of Coal: In Search of a Just Transition. Reflecting on her experience, Tonya stated that speaking on the panel at MIT was, “something I never would have thought I would get to do.” […]

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