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Resource ID: #14933
Subject: Environment
Source: Gazette (Charleston, W.Va.)
Date: 1998-03-15



The series examined the growth of mountaintop removal of coal in West Virginia, including its impacts on the environment and effects on nearby communities. Major findings included: Thousands of acres of mountaintop removal mines have been permitted in violation of the 1977 Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, coal companies have not made good on promises of developing land flattened by mountaintop removal mines, and environmental damage has been widespread.

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