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Fish Return To A Mining County River

National Public Radio: The Cheat River runs through historic mining country in the Allegheny Mountains of West Virginia. Coal has been an economic boost to the area, but often at a cost to the environment. The Cheat was one such casualty.

United States: Halt To Mining Permit Draws Fire In Coal Country

National Public Radio: Reaction in West Virginia to the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to halt a permit for the state's largest mountaintop removal mining project has been heated. It's part of an Obama administration effort to crack down on the controversial mining practice. But in coal country, the move has angered some.