Latest Coal River Stories

2011-06-21 18:18:00

BEREA, Ky., June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new study conducted by Dr. Melissa Ahern at Washington State University, Dr. Michael Hendryx and others at WV University finds significantly higher rates of birth defects in mountaintop removal coal mining (MTM) areas.

2009-06-16 16:29:00

CHARLESTON, W.Va., June 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Massey Energy Company (NYSE: MEE) today announced that its Marfork Coal Company subsidiary of Raleigh County West Virginia is the winner of the Company's prestigious Green Miner Award for 2008.

2008-09-17 18:00:14

By Kenny Kemp Matthew Phillips (left), 4, and his brother Josue, 7, grab a snack during a protest by environmental groups against a Massey Energy plan for a mountaintop removal mine on Coal River Mountain. The groups want a wind farm on the mountain instead. Originally published by Gazette photo.

2008-08-28 21:00:20

By MATTHEW THOMPSON Bill Currey doesn't like it when people describe the Coal River as dirty, polluted and disgusting. "That's what a lot of people think, but its not true," Currey said. "Many people don't believe me, but the area is gorgeous.

2008-07-15 00:00:19

By Ken Ward Jr. Staff writer Hobet Mining Inc. will pay a nearly $1.5 million fine to resolve a lawsuit by state regulators over repeated selenium water-quality violations from its sprawling mountaintop removal operations along the Lincoln-Boone county line.

2008-07-09 00:00:16

By Linda Sodaro With gas prices increasing almost daily, I decided to follow the vacation-close-to-home directive issued in the Sunday Gazette-Mail and took an enlightening day trip. Less than an hour from Charleston, with a leisurely itinerary, I'll share with you my mountaintop removal tour.

2008-06-23 00:00:19

Tour de Coal float trip set for 9 a.m.

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