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Q&A: From coal to prisons in Eastern Kentucky, and the struggle for a ‘just transition’

“Coal, Cages, Crisis” author Judah Schept discusses mass incarceration in Central Appalachia and putting prisons on strip mines, including a new one a Kentucky Congressman is trying to fast track.

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The decline of Kentucky’s coal industry has produced hundreds of safety and environmental violations at strip mines

Internal records and emails show that state regulators struggle to keep up with the violations as coal bankruptcies and “zombie” mines proliferate.

Mountain air: Youth help identify causes of Ohio Valley's high lung disease rates
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Mountain air: Youth help identify causes of Ohio Valley's high lung disease rates

Researchers had young people document things around them that might be contributing to lung ailments in a region with the nation's worst lung disease rates.
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