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Slip sliding away: Landslides follow flooding as major risk to Appalachian communities
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Slip sliding away: Landslides follow flooding as major risk to Appalachian communities

As if chronic flooding weren't enough, many communities deal with landslides induced by rains, and some residents say mining adds to the risk.
“No pay, we stay." A look back at miners' protest that rocked Appalachia
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“No pay, we stay." A look back at miners' protest that rocked Appalachia

A year ago a group of out-of-work miners climbed onto railroad tracks and into local lore. The Blackjewel protest put a spotlight on coal country's crisis.
Conservation groups concerned about cleanup costs for bankrupt Blackjewel coal

Conservation groups concerned about cleanup costs for bankrupt Blackjewel coal

The group is calling attention to numerous environmental violations by Blackjewel and its related companies and urging the federal bankruptcy judge to prioritize the environment as the bankruptcy continues.
Paychecks cut for W. Va. Blackjewel miners; KY and VA miners still waiting

Paychecks cut for W. Va. Blackjewel miners; KY and VA miners still waiting

West Virginia employees of coal operator Blackjewel LLC have received their final paychecks more than two months after the company declared bankruptcy.
Justice coal group top user of loophole allowing mine lands to sit idle
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Justice coal group top user of loophole allowing mine lands to sit idle

Analysis of federal data shows that the mines belonging to WV Gov. Jim Justice's family make the most use of "idling," delaying reclamation of mine lands.
Protesting Blackjewel miners to get some overdue pay from bankruptcy sale
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Protesting Blackjewel miners to get some overdue pay from bankruptcy sale

More than a thousand miners left unpaid by the abrupt bankruptcy of Blackjewel mining could soon be getting some – but not all – of the money they are owed. 
Blackjewel miners continue protest as bankruptcy hearing looms
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Blackjewel miners continue protest as bankruptcy hearing looms

As Blackjewel miners keep up their protest in Kentucky, a bankruptcy court hearing Monday could determine whether and when the miners get their paychecks.
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