Coal-ateral damage

In These Times: Virginia's new governor, Terry McAuliffe, isn’t exactly an environmental champion--on the campaign trail, he expressed a desire to the coal industry expand and accepted money from coal companies (Alpha Natural Resources is even covering some of the tab for McAuliffe’s inauguration celebration). The isolated, mountainous border counties of southwest Virginia are among the poorest in the nation, still reeling from the roughly three-decade decline of Appalachia's coal industry. In Buchanan, Dickenson......

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