Mountaintop Removal

NWF and West Virginia Rivers Coalition Act to Protect West Virginia’s Mountains and Streams

National Wildlife Federation and its West Virginia affiliate West Virginia Rivers Coalition joined five other local, regional and national groups in filing a notice of intent to sue the U.S. …

(Photo credit: Vivian Stockman)

Federal Government Investigates West Virginia’s “Lawless” Regulation of Coal Mining

Charleston, West Virginia’s largest city and capital, has just begun to reopen after a coal processing chemical storage facility spilled into the Elk River, rendering the city’s water unusable for …

Jennifer's Mountain Hero Photo Petition

Stand with Heroes Fighting for Appalachian Mountains

When I traveled as a college student to the coalfields of Appalachia to learn from the women and men fighting mountaintop removal coal mining, I had no idea the strength …

Standing on top of another decapitated mountain

Saving the Appalachians from Mountaintop Removal Mining

Last week I travelled to Charleston West Virginia to see mountaintop removal coal mining. I saw the scale of mining underway and was taken aback. No community should be forced …

Arboreal Salamander, via Bill Bouton/Flickr

Ready to Fight the Stealth Attack on Wildlife? Part Three:…

Rising temperatures in the world’s oceans are causing sea ice—critical habitat for polar bears—to disappear for longer and longer periods during the late summer. Photo: Norbert Rossing

Climate Capsule: When the House Attacks

Photo credit: Vivian Stockman

Kissing Cousins vs. Coal: Mining Industry Lawyers Clarify Comments on…

Polluters Insist on More Mountaintop Mining Pollution in Exchange for Budget Deal

Outrageous. Instead of getting serious about settling the budget crisis before a government shutdown, comfortable politicians are sitting in Washington, DC and threatening to undermine all the work being done …

Taking a Visit to the Other West Virginia, Where the Mountains No Longer Stand

I’ve lived in the Washington, DC area for nearly 15 years, and having the beautiful mountains of West Virginia so close to my backyard has been a saving grace. How …

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