Monthly Archives: August 2017

Surface mining science: Trump administration halts mine health study

The Perry County Public Library in Hazard, Ky. Is located along Black Gold Boulevard, a name that recalls the coal-generated wealth of these hills. On a recent Tuesday evening, however, the library was the venue for a hearing on the total cost of mining that coal. A team from the …

Read More »

Trump administration halts mine health study

The Perry County Public Library in Hazard, Ky. Is located along Black Gold Boulevard, a name that recalls the coal-generated wealth of these hills. On a recent Tuesday evening, however, the library was the venue for a hearing on the total cost of mining that coal. A team from the …

Read More »

Trump administration halts open-pit mine health study in Appalachia

The Trump administration has put the brakes on a high-level scientific study into the health effects of people living near surface mines in central Appalachia, including eastern Kentucky, officials said Monday. . The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine have confirmed that the Home Office has asked the science …

Read More »

West Virginia mining company lashes out at Kentucky regulators’ money

Miles of high-wall mining have yet to be reclaimed, state regulators say. Regulators have crossed a line, the lawyer for the justice companies said. The family of the new Republican governor – West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice lashes out at the personal assets of two of Kentucky’s top environmental regulators …

Read More »