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Appalachia Turns on Itself

Appalachia Turns on Itself | October Sky | Scoop.it
The region is engaged in a war over coal, with miners and their families pitted against environmental activists.
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Deaths at W.Va. Coal Mine Raise Safety Issues

Deaths at W.Va. Coal Mine Raise Safety Issues | October Sky | Scoop.it
The mine owner’s dismal safety record, along with several recent evacuations of the mine, left officials and miners suggesting that Monday’s explosion might have been preventable.
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Owner of W.Va. coal mine agrees to pay $209 million penalty for fatal explosion

Owner of W.Va. coal mine agrees to pay $209 million penalty for fatal explosion | October Sky | Scoop.it
The owner of a West Virginia coal mine — where an explosion killed 29 men last year — has agreed to pay a record $209 million penalty.
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W.Va. coal mine to pay historic $209M settlement in blast that killed 29 miners

W.Va. coal mine to pay historic $209M settlement in blast that killed 29 miners | October Sky | Scoop.it
The owner of a West Virginia coal mine has agreed to pay $209 million in penalties in the blast that killed 29 last year.
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Appalachia faces steep coal decline

Appalachia faces steep coal decline | October Sky | Scoop.it
GARRETT, Ky. — When business screeched to a halt at Jerry Howard’s eastern Kentucky mine engineering company two years ago, he decided to call it quits after four decades in the coal industry.
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