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Appalachian Cultural Resources Workshop Papers (Coal ...

These Appalachian cultural patterns would be disturbed as a result of coal mining, an activity that was promoted by the New South Movement. The New South Movement can be traced to the early 1870s. At about that time Southern journalists, businessmen, and politicians (but not, significantly, mountain folk) began promoting the potential of the ...

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Consortium to Look at Pulling Critical Minerals from ...

Jul 20, 2021· Funded by a $1.2 million U.S. Department of Energy grant, a consortium of researchers will determine if critical minerals can be extracted from the waste byproducts of Appalachian coal mining. More measures like this could be a "game changer" for the rural Appalachia regions once dependent on coal for their economy, experts say.

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The Last Embers of Coal: Appalachia's Green Path Forward ...

Nov 20, 2020· Coal mining jobs have been on a staggering decline for the past 40 years. An industry once integral to the livelihoods of Appalachian residents, coal mining has long passed its golden age, leaving behind chronically ill and impoverished communities. Now, the Covid-19 pandemic has unleashed a whole slew of mine closures. What few coal mining ...

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Justice family mines pose massive ... - Appalachian Voices

Mar 19, 2020· For the past 10 years, coal production has steadily declined in the Appalachian coalfields — and coal employment with it. However, a study released in 2018 determined that land disturbance from mining per ton of coal produced is at all time high. This trend of low coal production but high disturbance raises concerns about how well mine operators are equipped …

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Comparison of Mortality Disparities in Central Appalachian ...

coal-mining counties.9 Nevertheless, the findings for total mortality did not seem to be associated with coal production.10 In this study, the geographic area of interest was expanded to include the Appalachian coal-mining and non–coal-mining coun-tiesofsouthwesternia(VA).AppalachianVA,whichincludes

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Coal Mining Appalachia: Southern U.S.A Culture, History ...

Coal mining continues in the Southern Appalachian region today. The physical scars of mechanized strip mining can be seen throughout the hills. But it is the social and economic scars on the region itself that remain below the surface.

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APPALACHIAN COALFIELDS

APPALACHIAN COALFIELDS. COALFIELDS OF THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS. A Scrapbook of Appalachian Coal Towns. Online since 2001. as seen in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. and the Charleston Gazette. and the Big Stone Gap Post. "Amazingly thorough, obsessively comprehensive documentation of coal mines and coal mining towns in the …

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"Resource curse," poverty and Appalachia; lessons in ...

Apr 22, 2013· Appalachian coal mining is associated with higher poverty. The association was not found with other types of mining, nor did it apply to the rest of the United States. Proximity to a metropolitan area tends to reduce poverty rates; the researchers suggest that the closer the area to a population center, the more economic opportunities become ...

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Appalachian coal mining to continue free fall

Jul 08, 2016· Appalachian coal mining will continue to sharply decline, with or without President Barack Obama's Clean Power Plan that places curbs on power plant emissions blamed for global warming, according ...

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Surface Coal Mining in Appalachia | US EPA

Sep 21, 2020· Coal is mined in Appalachia by both surface and underground mining techniques. Surface coal mining methods in the steep terrain of the central Appalachian coalfields include mountaintop removal, contour, area and highwall mining. Coal mining operations are found in Kentucky, West ia, ia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, …

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Coal Mining in Appalachia and Environmental Justice

Aug 22, 2020· The coal mining industry in the Appalachian region of the United States is often viewed as a lucrative capital venture. A resource wealthy industry, that also provides energy in the form of fossil fuels for other industries across the country. While coal production and its subsequent use can be viewed as beneficial, the process of mountaintop ...

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When Wall Street came to coal country: how a big-money ...

Once or twice a generation, Americans rediscover Appalachia. Sometimes, they come to it through caricature – the cartoon strip Li'l Abner or the child beauty. ... When Wall Street came to coal country: how a big-money gamble scarred Appalachia. nativenewspost 2 weeks ago.

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Appalachian Coal Mining: Enhancing Our Nation's Energy ...

- Coal mining and production provide local communities in Appalachia with long-term, good-paying jobs. - Coal employs 80,000 workers in Appalachia. - The Obama administration's actions on Appalachian coal mining make the region less attractive to investment, threatening the long-term economic future of the region.

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Coal mining » Appalachian Voices

Advocacy groups sue multiple coal facilities for water violations. CONTACTS: Erin Savage, Appalachian Voices Central Appalachian Program Manager, [email protected], 206-769-8286 August 7, 2019 Charleston, W.Va. — A coalition of West ian advocacy groups including the West ia Highlands Conservancy, the Ohio Valley Environmental ...

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Appalachian Coal Mining Towns - YouTube

Oct 04, 2011· Remnants of days gone by - Coal camps in West ia, ia, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. Photos courtesy of

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The Violent Remaking of Appalachia - The Atlantic

Mar 21, 2016· Central Appalachia's history is the story of coal. At its peak in the mid-20 th century, mining employed more than 150,000 people in West ia alone, mostly in the state's otherwise poor ...

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Unintended consequences of the Clean Air Act: Mortality ...

Sep 01, 2016· The motivation to use low sulfur coal consequently increased mining in Central Appalachian areas that were not suitable to conventional techniques − places where coal reserves are located within steep mountaintops or ridges, often at depths of hundreds of feet or in multiple thin beds.

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Appalachian coal mine reclamation bonding issues ...

Jan 14, 2021· Enacted in 1977, the federal Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act allows states to regulate their own surface coal mining and reclamation operations while the Office of Surface Mining ...

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Coal Mining – Disability in Appalachia

The Black Lung Disability Trust Fund gets its primary source of money from a tax on coal domestically. According to the Congressional Research Service, "For 2018, the tax rates on coal were $1.10 per ton of underground-mined coal or $0.55 per ton of surface-mined coal, limited to 4.4% of the sales price. These rates were established in 1986 ...

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Mountaintop coal mining threatens Appalachian biodiversity ...

Sep 21, 2021· Appalachian range in West ia. (Reference image from Pxhere). Biological diversity in the Appalachian mountain streams is being severely threatened by mountaintop coal mining, according to a ...

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The Problem with Environmental Activism in Appalachia ...

Dec 30, 2015· The Problem with Environmental Activism in Appalachia. by Nick Mullins. on December 30, 2015. Photo by Rustina Mullins. I tend to get flak from both sides of the argument surrounding coal. Environmentalists distance themselves from me because I am often critical of them. Pro-coal folks tend to dislike me for my stance against coal companies.

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Appalachia's Coal-Mined Landscapes | SpringerLink

Appalachia's Coal-Mined Landscapes: Resources and Communities in a New Energy Era will be of use to natural resource managers and scientists within Appalachia and in other world regions experiencing widespread mining, researchers with interest in the region's disturbance legacy, and economic and community planners concerned with Appalachia ...

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Appalachian Coal Mining Related Research

Appalachian Coal Mining Related Research Author: US EPA Region 3 Subject: current and potential research projects Keywords: Appalachiam mining, coal, microinvertebrate dirt, tributaries, MTM Created Date: 11/28/2014 8:45:13 AM

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Collections | ArchivesSpace Public Interface

Subject: coal mines and mining -- appalachian region X; Filter Results. Search within results. From year. To year. Additional filters: Subject Coal mines and mining 4 Personal papers 3 Women coal miners 3 Photographs 2 Anderson County (Tenn.) 1. ∨ …

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Coal Mining in Northern Appalachia - Coal Diver

Feb 04, 2011· Appalachian Voices is an award-winning, environmental non-profit committed to protecting the land, air and water of the central and southern Appalachian region. Since the impacts of coal threaten Appalachia more than any other single source of pollution, we are committed to reducing coal's impact on the region and advancing our vision for a ...

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When Wall Street came to coal country: how a big-money ...

Sep 14, 2021· Appalachian coal companies, saddled by billions in debt, started to collapse. In the case of Patriot Coal, it had nearly three times as many retirees as active employees, and, in the first half of ...

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The effects of coal mining on health in Appalachia ...

coal mining. Appalachian coal has been mined since the early nineteenth century, and has provided the force behind the regional economy (Harvey, 1986). Despite Appalachia's abundant natural resources, its people have long been plagued with poverty. Widespread absentee land ownership in Appalachia is largely responsible for the disconnect ...

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Dec 6, 2017 - Explore Voices Of Appalachia's board "Appalachian Mines", followed by 1869 people on Pinterest. See more ideas about appalachian, appalachia, coal mining.

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History of Coal Mining in Appalachia & The Appalachian ...

Feb 09, 2017· Most of the coal mines may have closed in Appalachia, but that hasn't stopped the drive for coal. Perhaps in desperation more than greed, many people have turned to work with coal companies that use mountaintop removal mining, a procedure that levels entire tops of mountains and exposes the coal for collection.

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Hydrologic Effects of Surface Coal Mining in Appalachia (U.S.)

Surface Coal Mining in Appalachia (U.S.). Journal of the American Water Resources Association (JAWRA) 1-17. DOI: 10.1111/1752-1688.12322 INTRODUCTION Surface mining for coal has been practiced for more than a century in the Appalachian Mountains of eastern United States (U.S.) (Abramson and Hask-ell, 2006). Surface mining reorganizes geologic mate-

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Coal – Appalachian Mountain Advocates

Appalachian Mountain Advocates was founded to address the devastation association with coal mining. Over the last 15 years, we have led the legal battle against mountaintop removal mining and have worked hard to prevent the coal industry from externalizing environmental and economic costs onto the public.

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Appalachian Coal Mines Are Major Sources Of Methane, A ...

May 28, 2021· Appalachian coal mines emit more than a million tons of methane a year, and overall the region is the largest U.S. source of the potent greenhouse gas, according to new research. The region was the source of 3 million tons of methane in 2019, 1.1 million tons of it from coal mining, according to European satellite data analyzed by Kayrros, a ...

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We still blow up mountains to mine coal: Time to end the ...

May 01, 2021· Instead of recognizing the century-old legacy of ruin in coal country, from Appalachia to Alaska and 20-odd states and several First Nations in between — including an enduring array of abandoned ...

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The 100-year capitalist experiment that keeps Appalachia ...

Dec 30, 2017· The coal needed to smelt that steel came from Wharton and elsewhere in Boone County and throughout the central Appalachian region—as did much of the coal burned to power industry and the new ...

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"Appalachian Fall" Shows How Coal Country Could Be a Model ...

Dec 31, 2020· The rise and fall of coal has left the region with economic insecurity that touches every part of life. "Appalachian Fall: Dispatches from Coal Country on What's Ailing America," is a new book by the journalists of the Ohio Valley Resource, which …

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Appalachian Coal Industry, Power Generation and Supply ...

Appalachian coal industries generate the majority of coal mining jobs nationwide, with the Illinois Basin and the West Region each accounting for fewer than 20,000 jobs (see Figure 8). The majority of coal mining jobs in Appalachia are in the Central and Northern regions, consistent with the production concentrations above.

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