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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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Money Pit: Cumberland Closing Looms as Coal Companies Face Rapidly Diminishing Markets

By Nick Hood / September 18, 2020
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In February, Contura Energy, the owners of the Cumberland Mining Complex near Waynesburg, contemplated its need for a $60-million coal-refuse impoundment in order to continue production, and the owners cited current finances and market conditions as being a major issue of concern.  In June of 2020 Contura announced that it is actively marketing the mine […]

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Let’s Not Let History Repeat Itself

By Kristen Locy / November 7, 2019
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Source: Kristen Locy I grew up in the shadow of coal mining in Appalachia. The remnants of the industry were ghosts in my life. I often bike on the Montour Trail where the Montour Railroad used to take coal to the steel mills in Pittsburgh. After my bike rides, I sometimes get ice cream in […]

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Coal slurry & waste

Bailey Mine Expansion Recap and CRDA No.7 Reminder

By Nick Hood / July 10, 2019
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Coal slurry and waste currently filling a Greene County valley The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection held an informal public conference last Tuesday July 2 concerning the Consol Bailey Mine longwall expansion. In Richhill and Aleppo Townships, 2,510 acres will be longwall mined. According to the operator, there are no proposed stream impacts that will require […]

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Bailey Mine Expansion Public Conference

By Nick Hood / June 27, 2019
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There is a pending revision for Bailey Mine that will add 2,510 acres of existing underground permit area and underground subsidence control plan area from development mining to longwall mining.  We encourage you to attend the July 2, 2019 informal public conference held by the PA Department of Environmental Protection from 1-3 P.M. at Ryerson […]

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Tour Reflection by Alexandra Cheek

By Veronica Coptis / February 15, 2019
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An Afternoon in the Coalfields Over the course of the afternoon, we navigated through Greene and Washington counties, following well traffic all over rural southwestern Pennsylvania. Looking out the window were signs that directed the different energy corporations down the winding, crumbling, nearly single lane country roads to their respective well pads. If you weren’t […]

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