Appalachia flattened by as much as 40 percent by mining practices
February 13, 2016, 5:51 a.m. by Bryan Nelson
Mountaintop removal mining is one of the most destructive forms of resource extraction, and it's taking its toll.
Ashley Judd won't challenge Mitch McConnell's Senate seat
March 28, 2013, 10:11 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
After months of careful consideration, actress says her 'responsibilities and energy' need to be focused on family.
Photos: Historic coal town faces modern-day threat
April 21, 2012, 10:03 a.m. by Catie Leary
The historic Appalachian coal mining town of Lynch, Ky, is just a few dozen miles away from two mountaintop removal operations.
Kennedy: Coal companies subvert democracy
May 31, 2011, 9:57 a.m.
Video: Environmentalist Robert Kennedy Jr. and activists are fighting to save West Virginia's Coal River Mountain from major coal corporations that practice mountain top removal. A new documentary, 'The Last Mountain,' documents the struggle.
After mountaintops are stripped bare, only graves remain
May 13, 2011, 3:40 p.m.
Video: Coal helped create communities throughout Boone County, West Virginia, years ago but now mountaintop removal mining may be demolishing more than just mountains throughout the region.