Inadequate WVDEP Enforcement At James C. Justice’s WV-3 Surface Mine

Sep 12, 2014


The Ballad Of Fenton Wells

Sep 11, 2014

From the book, 'The author, Chris Jarrell, was born and raised in England.  He is the son of an American serviceman, born in Whitesville, West Virginia, who was based in the UK during WW2.  Chris'smother was a GI bride.'


USGS Halts Research On Mountaintop Removal’s Public-health Effects

Jul 28, 2014

"'The data is pretty startling for some of these things,' [USGS scientist Bill] Orem said last week. 'To me, it’s compelling enough that a more targeted health study needs to be conducted in these areas.'  See more at:

However, if that more in-depth study is going to ever be done, it won’t be by Orem and his USGS team. Last year, the Obama administration quietly put the brakes on any new field work to gather data on the potential public-health threats posed by mountaintop removal."
Learn more about mountaintop removal's health impacts and how you can help pass the Appalachian Community Health Emergency (ACHE) Act at

On 10th Day Of Fasting For The Mountains, 85-year Old Veteran, Supporters, To Hold Press Conference

Jul 15, 2014

Please come out if you can


Coal River Mountain Watch's Own Bob Kincaid On MSNBC

Jun 17, 2014

West Virginia Citizens Action For Real Enforcement (WV CARE)

Jun 17, 2014

What happens when a mountain top removal mining site is approved just 2,000 feet from your house, and you had no idea it was even proposed?

Read this West Virginia local's story, and find out more about what the West Virginia CARE Campaign is doing to fight proposals like this & DONATE to Coal River Mountain Watch to support these efforts :

Aerial photograph documenting mountain top removal mining atop Kayford Mountain in West Virginia. The top photo shows nearby Cherry Pond Mountain.
A photo from the community meeting last week.

And please consider donating to Coal River Mountain Watch. They’re one of the few out there on the front lines keeping mountains safe from coal extraction.


Ruling In Brushy Fork Case Shows Alpha Violating Clean Water Act

Apr 24, 2014

For Immediate Release    HUNTINGTON, W.Va.—A federal court has ruled that Alpha Natural Resources’ subsidiary Marfork Coal Co. violated water pollution limits at its Brushy Fork slurry impoundment on Coal River Mountain. In a suit brought by citizens’ group Coal River Mountain Watch and other environmental groups, Judge Robert Chambers ruled that Marfork, a former Massey Energy subsidiary, exceeded limits for the pollutant selenium.  The ruling comes on the heels of Alpha Natural Resources’ record settlement with the US Dept. of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency in March 2014. Derek Teaney of Appalachian Mountain Advocates represented the groups.                                                                                                                      Flyover courtesy     Photo by crmw.netBrushy Fork Impoundment taken in March 2013 by Vernon Haltom, flight  courtesy of Southwings.