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Appalachia Rising
Which Side Are You On?
Mincy, Grant
Article
2014
CounterPunch
On January 9, 2014, a dangerous toxin, 4-methylcyclohexane methanol, leaked from a busted tank and into the Elk River in West Virginia. It is believed that nearly 7,500 gallons of the toxin made its w...
Climate Change as a Class Issue
Coles, Nick
Article
2013
Working-Class Perspectives
Protesting PNC Bank in Pittsburgh financing of mountain-top removal (MTR) coal mining across Appalachia. MTR causes increased cancer rates and birth defects, as well as massive environmental degradati...
Coal companies trying to revive 'zombie' open cast mines in Wales
Shrubsole, Guy
Article
2016
The Ecologist
A tangle of undercapitalised companies are coming forward to cash in on old deep coal mines in Wales - by digging them all out from above from huge open cast pits. But local communities, alarmed at th...
Coughing up coal
Stirk, Sarah
Film/Video
2014
Ecologist Film Unit / Ecologist magazine
India is rivaling China -- in its plans to consume coal. India is aggressively expanding construction of coal fired power plants to meet growing energy needs. Emissions from coal power plants were lin...
The Hillcrest Mine Disaster
Venzi, Ron
Article
Coal Miners Memorial
The worst coal mining disaster in Canada occurred in Hillcrest, Alberta, on Friday June 19, 1914. A total of 189 men died. 130 women were widowed and 400 children left fatherless.
In China's Inner Mongolia, mining spells misery for traditional herders
Denyer, Simon
Article
2015
Washington Post
China's relentless drive for minerals is wreaking havoc on pastoral lifestyles.
People power: how Montana stopped the biggest coal mine in North America
Engelfried, Nick
Article
2016
The Ecologist
Campaigners are celebrating after defeating plans to build America's largest open pit coal mine. In an epic 'David and Goliath' battle, Montana activists challenged the project, and all the politician...
Polish farmers threaten uprising over opencast coalmine
Neslen,Arthur
Article
2014
The Guardian
Heinz unites with farmers in rebellion against plan to build a vast lignite mine and power plant on farming land in western Poland.
Poor West Virginia? Think Again
Resistance in the Valley of Death
Roselle, Mike
Article
2014
CounterPunch
The chemical spill in Charleston, West Virginia has once again put Appalachia on the map. This is what it usually takes. People have to not just die at the hands of the coal and chemical industry, the...
Reclaiming the Commons in Appalachia
Property is Theft
Mincy, Grant
Article
2014
CounterPunch
The extractive resource industry has a firm hold on the wild, wonderful, but wounded Appalachians. The use of eminent domain and compulsory pooling has robbed communities of their cultural and natural...

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Canadian Mining Journal
Articles and information of practical use to those who work in the Canadian mineral exploration and mining industries.


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