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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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The Ram Mine Has Been Denied

By Ethan Story | February 14, 2024

Mingo Creek taken by Allison Evans The PA Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) accepted an application for a new underground mine – the Ram No. 1 Mine – on February 25, 2015. Ram Mining, LLC (RAM), a Kentucky-based company with a history of coal mining in West Virginia and southwestern Virginia, submitted the application. RAM’s […]

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Ramaco Withdraws Appeal, Ram No. 1 Mine will NOT Be Developed in Washington County!

By Lisa DePaoli | February 8, 2024

        FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 7, 2024 Media Contact: Lisa DePaoli, lisa@centerforcoalfieldjustice.org, 724-229-3550, ext. 3   Ramaco Withdraws Appeal, Ram No. 1 Mine will NOT Be Developed in Washington County! Washington, PA – In November 2023, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) denied the permit for the Ram No. 1 underground mine […]

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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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