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Dispatches from the Coalfield Frontlines

This website is an informal archival collection of the coalfield writings of author and journalist Jeff Biggers.  His work extensively covered the movements to end mountaintop removal mining, and the cultural and environmental legacies of strip mining in Appalachia for Salon, The Nation, Huffington Post, Washington Post, National Public Radio, CNN and other media outlets. … Continue reading

Historic Appalachian Communities Health Emergency Act Introduced in Congress

Historic Appalachian Communities Health Emergency Act Introduced in Congress

Dear Mr. President: Declare August 3rd as Armistice Day in the Appalachian Coalfields

Dear Mr. President: Declare August 3rd as Armistice Day in the Appalachian Coalfields

Jimmy Carter’s Next Urgent Mission: Polarized Appalachian Coalfields

Jimmy Carter’s Next Urgent Mission: Polarized Appalachian Coalfields

Reason to Believe in Environmental Justice: Coalfields Hero Judy Bonds

Reason to Believe in Environmental Justice: Coalfields Hero Judy Bonds

India’s Coal Rush and Form of Mountaintop Removal: Interview with Jharkhand Leader Bulu Imam

India’s Coal Rush and Form of Mountaintop Removal: Interview with Jharkhand Leader Bulu Imam

Minefields or Coalfields: Should Big Coal Change Name For Mountaintop Removal/Strip Mining?

Minefields or Coalfields: Should Big Coal Change Name For Mountaintop Removal/Strip Mining?

“Roadmaps to New Power” series: Interview with Coalfields Leader Lorelei Scarbro

“Roadmaps to New Power” series: Interview with Coalfields Leader Lorelei Scarbro

Lisa Jackson’s Choice on Dec. 1st: Crucify Appalachia or Stand Up to Big Coal Lobby

Lisa Jackson’s Choice on Dec. 1st: Crucify Appalachia or Stand Up to Big Coal Lobby

Black Lung Kills 1,000 Coal Miners Annually. Anybody Care?

Black Lung Kills 1,000 Coal Miners Annually. Anybody Care?

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