Coal River Valley, West Virginia is a community surrounded by lush mountains and a looming toxic threat. Filmed over a period of five years, ON COAL RIVER follows a former miner and his neighbors in a David-and-Goliath struggle for the future of their valley, their children, and life as they know it. Ed Wiley once worked at the same coal plant that threatens his granddaughter's elementary school. When his local government refuses to act, Ed embarks on a quest to have the school relocated to safer ground. With a sharp sense of right and wrong, Ed confronts his local school board, the state government, and a notorious coal company for putting his granddaughter and his community at risk. Download Our Apple or Android Apps: http://bit.ly/Snag_Apps Watch Free Movies Online: http://bit.ly/snag_films Like Us On Facebook: http://bit.ly/snag_fb Follow Us On Twitter: http://bit.ly/Snag_Tweets
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Coal Mining Documentary - The Most Dangerous Job On Earth - Classic History Coal mining is the process of extracting coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and, since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production. In the United Kingdom and South Africa a coal mine and its structures are a colliery, a coal mine a pit, and the above-ground structures the pit head. In Australia, "colliery" generally refers to an underground coal mine. In the United States "colliery" has been used to describe a coal mine operation but nowadays the word is not commonly used. Coal mining has had many developments over the recent years, from the early days of men tunnelling, digging and manually extracting the coal on carts, to large open cut and long wall mines. Mining at this scale requires the use of draglines, trucks, conveyors, hydraulic jacks and shearers. Small-scale mining of surface deposits dates back thousands of years. For example, in Roman Britain, the Romans were exploiting most of the major coalfields by the late 2nd century AD. Read More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_mining
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Trump repeatedly said he was bringing coal mingling jobs back. Oops. Cenk Uygur, the host of The Young Turks, tells you how he broke his promise. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. Read more here: https://www.rawstory.com/2018/01/trump-backing-pennsylvania-county-braces-for-layoffs-as-coal-mine-closure-threatens-hundreds-of-jobs/ “President Donald Trump may have ended the so-called “war on coal,” but that doesn’t seem to have changed the fortunes of the coal-mining industry as a whole. Local news station WTVA reports that 370 coal miners are expected to be unemployed after a coal mine located in Greene County, Pennsylvania closes for good this year. The mine closing would all but wipe out any gains made in coal mining employment since Trump’s election, as the coal industry has so far added just 500 jobs over the last year. Blair Zimmerman, a retired coal miner who now serves as Greene County’s chairman of county commissioners, tells WTVA that the mine closing will be a major blow for the entire area. “Layoffs are bad, but when it comes to shutting down a mine, that’s as bad as it gets,” he said. Zimmerman said that, despite the election of Trump, the low price of natural gas has continued to hammer the coal industry, just as it did during the Obama administration. In all, Zimmerman said that it’s very hard to see coal coming back as Trump has repeatedly promised.” Hosts: Cenk Uygur Cast: Cenk Uygur *** The Largest Online News Show in the World. Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian. LIVE STREAMING weekdays 6-8pm ET. https://goo.gl/tJpj1m Subscribe to The Young Turks on YouTube: https://goo.gl/a3JY9i Like The Young Turks on Facebook: https://goo.gl/txrhrh Follow The Young Turks on Twitter: https://goo.gl/w6ahdV Buy TYT Merch: https://goo.gl/KVysaM Download audio and video of the full two hour show on-demand + the members-only post game show by becoming a member at https://goo.gl/v8E64M. Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth. Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. A young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations.(American Heritage Dictionary)
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A fifth-generation coal miner from Appalachia tells Trump his plan to loosen regulations on coal-fired plants not only is harmful to the environment, but also bad for the future of the region. Read more: https://nyti.ms/2LjD3n5 Subscribe: http://bit.ly/U8Ys7n More from The New York Times Video: http://nytimes.com/video ---------- Whether it's reporting on conflicts abroad and political divisions at home, or covering the latest style trends and scientific developments, New York Times video journalists provide a revealing and unforgettable view of the world. It's all the news that's fit to watch.
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Filmed over 5 years in the coalfields of West Virginia, COAL RUSH follows the relentless battle for justice of a rural Appalachian community against a major coal company accused of polluting their drinking water. Husband-and-wife team of independent filmmakers LORENA LUCIANO and FILIPPO PISCOPO shine a spotlight on one of the worst (yet least publicized) industrial contamination disasters in the United States -- billions of gallons of coal waste dumped in the waterways and dwarfing the BP Gulf oil spill. Granted exclusive access by the legal team, and capturing with eloquent cinema verite'-style the local community's everyday life, the directors expose a serious case of environmental wrongdoing from all angles – including the coal company's standpoint - while bringing an important story of human suffering into focus. COAL RUSH offers an unprecedented look at some of the most pressing social and environmental issues in America today – concerns over toxins in US tap water, rural poverty, corporate malfeasance, and government failings – through the universally-appealing story of a highly controversial legal saga.
Views: 9191 The Orchard On Demand
The Grande Cache coal mine was closed down nearly two years ago, sparking an exodus of people and businesses. Now, the picturesque town in Alberta's Rockies faces an uncertain future. To read the full story: https://cbc.ca/1.4350289 »»» Subscribe to The National to watch more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTheNational?sub_confirmation=1 Voice Your Opinion & Connect With Us Online: The National Updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenational The National Updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBCTheNational »»» »»» »»» »»» »»» The National is CBC Television's flagship news program. Airing seven days a week, the show delivers news, feature documentaries and analysis from some of Canada's leading journalists.
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For years, politicians have promised to bring jobs and prosperity back to America’s depressed coal-producing regions. But that won’t be so easy to pull off, because in many places the industry didn’t so much decline as vanish. Josh Hersh went to a coal town in West Virginia where the way forward doesn’t lead back to the mines. Watch: "A group of Trump supporters went on tour to spread a message of peace" - http://bit.ly/2j0q9MT Read: "Here's who could actually do something about Trump's potential conflicts of interest" - http://bit.ly/2j4BEqX Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo
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The Navajo Generating Station and its sister coal mine are major sources of jobs and revenue for Native American communities in Arizona. Their closure has tribe members wondering how they can afford to stay on their ancestral lands. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News is a leading source of global news and information. Here you will find clips from NBC Nightly News, Meet The Press, and original digital videos. Subscribe to our channel for news stories, technology, politics, health, entertainment, science, business, and exclusive NBC investigations. Connect with NBC News Online! Visit NBCNews.Com: http://nbcnews.to/ReadNBC Find NBC News on Facebook: http://nbcnews.to/LikeNBC Follow NBC News on Twitter: http://nbcnews.to/FollowNBC Follow NBC News on Google+: http://nbcnews.to/PlusNBC Follow NBC News on Instagram: http://nbcnews.to/InstaNBC Follow NBC News on Pinterest: http://nbcnews.to/PinNBC Coal-Fueled Plant Closes; A Crisis For Native American Workers | NBC News
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This film takes us to Harlan County, Kentucky, where coal mining was once a boom industry. Since peaking in 2008, coal production has decreased by 54%, leaving people like Brandon Pierson without many job opportunities. This piece shows the struggles of a former coal mining town and how Brandon is able to succeed through education and loyalty to his home town.
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America's Most Endangered Mountains - Coal River Mountain, WV Pledge to Help End Mountaintop Removal. Visit: www.iLoveMountains.org - - - COMMUNITY STORY - - - "We don't live where they mine coal. They mine coal where we live.... Our concern today is our homes, our environment, and the sustainability of the environment." Lorelei Scarbro's house in the little community of Rock Creek, West Virginia is the same house her husband built with his own two hands when they were married, on land handed down to him from his parents. They raised their children in this house. Lorelei watches the deer in the field below, enjoys a fresh mountain stream running by the property and says that her granddaughter takes particular delight in the wild turkeys that frequent the neighborhood. Her husband, a coal miner for 35 years who died of of black lung, is buried in the family cemetery next to their home. Lorelei's property in Rock Creek borders Coal River Mountain, one of the most beautiful mountains in the Coal River Valley of West Virginia, and one of the few untouched mountains in the region. Miles of pristine creeks and waterfalls, horseback trails and stunning vistas are often overlooked as a prime eco-tourism location. Now Coal River Mountain is slated for a mountaintop removal coal mine. If the coal company's plans go through, nearly 10 square miles of the mountain will be destroyed, and 18 valley fills will devastate the Coal River watershed. But residents in the Coal River Valley have joined together to propose a new idea - one of sustainable energy. In 2006, a study of the wind potential on Coal River Mountain demonstrated that the mountain is an ideal location for developing utility-scale wind power. The proposed Coal River Wild Project would produce enough wind power to keep the lights on in 150,000 homes, pump $20 million per year in direct local spending during construction, and $2 million per year thereafter. It would create hundreds of jobs and allow other uses of the land that would benefit local communities. Sustainable forestry, tourism, and harvesting of ginseng and other wild plants are just a few options for Coal River residents that would ultimately preserve the natural environment of Coal River Mountain for generations to come.
Views: 110488 iLoveMountainsOrg
We Found Something in an old coal mine In West Virginia. There is something down there, waiting for us in the darkness. "The Old Coal Mine" Creepypasta Written and Narrated By: Lighthouse Horror Creepypasta Narration Music:https://www.youtube.com/user/myuuji Sound Effects By: https://www.zapsplat.com/ Art: https://www.artstation.com/ryan If you enjoyed the old mine creepypasta story , please check out my creepypasta playlist for more creepypasta new stories! Thanks for Watching the old mine creepypasta. Please let me know if you have any feedback below! I thought it would be interesting to write a story about old coal miners having to fight a monster. If you enjoyed the coal mine creepypasta new story, please subscribe and tap the bell to hear more new original creepypasta stories every week!
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Jobs Hollow South Eastern Ohio Coal Field 1900 to the End of the Coal Mining Era.Slide Show of Pictures from the Hollow when it was Booming, with some good Coal Mining Music to listen to.Author Unknown.Uploaded by Danny Withem 03/15/2015
Views: 1093 Coalgateman Withem
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In the heart of West Virginia's coal country, organizers fight for a wind farm that could save Coal River Mountain, where a mining operation is under way. This video features footage from "Overburden," a documentary in progress that chronicles one town's struggle to chart its energy future in the shadow of the coal industry. Learn more at http://thecoalwar.com. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Read more about the future of coal online in National Geographic magazine: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/04/coal/nijhuis-text STORY AND VIDEOGRAPHY: Chad A. Stevens PRODUCERS: Catherine Orr and Elena Rue CONSULTING EDITOR: Toby Shimin EDITORS: Catherine Orr, Elena Rue and Caitlyn Greene ADDITIONAL FOOTAGE: Chris Carmichael and Shaena Mallett AERIAL FOOTAGE: Adolfo Doring, Michael Kelem, and Amanda Zackem. Made possible by Appalachian Voices and the Wallace Global Fund MUSIC: Mountain Man, Tyler Strickland, Mark Geary, Jeff Claus, Judy Hyman, and Moby, courtesy http://mobygratis.com In Coal Country, a Community Fights for Wind | National Geographic https://youtu.be/ZKOavgDCQYo National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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As the US tries to pave the way in climate protection, the country's coal production has been on the decline. In addition to the environmental impact coal mining has left, communities are now feeling the economic effects of this recent shift.
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Two protesters associated with the RAMPS Campaign halted blasting on a portion of Alpha Natural Resources' Bee Tree mountaintop removal mine on Coal River Mountain today by ascending two trees. Catherine-Ann MacDougal, 24, and Becks Kolins, 21, are on platforms approximately 80 feet off the ground within 300 feet of active blasting on the mine. The banners hanging from their platforms read "Stop Strip Mining" and "For Judy Bonds" in honor of strip mining activist Julia "Judy" Bonds of Packsville, W.Va. who died of cancer earlier this year. The activists demand that Alpha Natural Resources stop strip mining on Coal River Mountain and that the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection prohibit future strip mining in the Coal River Watershed.
Views: 1707 RAMPScampaign
(1 Dec 2015) The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing by just a few inches in front of their faces. They don't stand up all day. To keep his business operating with such a paltry amount of coal, Asbury has to do everything himself. He has no use for the shiny, multimillion-dollar mining machines. His equipment is secondhand stuff that he repairs and refurbishes. The coal he and his workers scrape out of the mountain is washed and prepared for sale in a plant Asbury and a colleague built themselves. Even coal is barely surviving in coal country - and coal is about the only thing that Central Appalachia has. West Virginia is the only state in the country where more than half of adults are not working, according to the Census Bureau. It is tied with Kentucky for the highest percentage of residents collecting disability payments from Social Security, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. And the death rate among working-age adults is highest in the nation, 55 percent higher the national average, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And now the one main source for decent-paying work, the brutal life of coal, seems to be drying up for good. The thick, easy, cheap coal is gone, global competition is fierce, and clean air and water regulations are increasing costs and cutting into demand. Central Appalachia's struggle is familiar to many rural regions across the U.S., where middle-class jobs are disappearing or gone and young people have no other choice than to leave to find opportunity. But the problems are amplified in coal country, where these difficult economic and social conditions have gripped the region for decades and where there is hardly any flat land to build anything. But this crisis - and the realization that there won't be another coal boom in these parts - is leading to a growing understanding that new approaches are needed to help Central Appalachia emerge from decades of deep poverty, under-education and poor health. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/2448b6e2f3902f9a174a70b378ef6ce6 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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America's Most Endangered Mountains - Blair Mountain, WV Pledge to Help End Mountaintop Removal. Visit: www.iLoveMountains.org - - - COMMUNITY STORY - - - "[Mountaintop removal coal mining would] wipe out a large part of the southern end of the battlefield that was occupied by the union miners." Blair Mountain, West Virginia is the site of a 1921 battle in the West Virginia Mine Wars,, the historic push of unionized coal miners from the north to organize the workers of the southern coalfields. Involving 13,000 union miners and 2,000 anti-union defenders, the battle was the largest armed conflict in America since the Civil War! It remains literally a battleground: a prime location for finding historic artifacts left from both sides of the conflict. It's also, however, a battleground between opponents of mountaintop removal coal mining and the coal companies themselves. Kenny King, a resident of Blair Mountain since 1962, explains how this historical site, which he has been working to preserve for 17 years, is threatened by a 333 acre mining permit. "[Mountaintop removal coal mining would] wipe out a large part of the southern end of the battlefield that was occupied by the union miners." A valuable piece of labor organizing history is not the only thing that would be destroyed by mining Blair Mountain. According to King, if they strip Blair Mountain, they'll lose innumerable natural resources: "Valuable hardwood forest, herbs like the ginseng, yellowroot, cohosh, and blood root... you'll never see it again. All will be lost; it'll just cease to exist. It will be erased off the face of the earth." If you would like to help protect Blair Mountain's many valuable assets, please take King's advice: "Let [your representatives] know that there has to be a better way than sacrificing all the mountains and forest land and historical sites just for a convenient way of producing energy." To support Kenny and his community contact: Kenny King • (304) 752-2260 • [email protected] www.FriendsofBlairMountain.org The Friends of Blair Mountain is a group of historians, archeologists and others dedicated to preserving the cultural and historical resources of the site of the 1921 Battle of Blair Mountain in southern West Virginia.
Views: 36134 iLoveMountainsOrg
Based on the real-life chronicle of the "nine for nine" Pennsylvania coal miners who were rescued in the summer of 2002. Told from their own perspective, the movie reveals their extraordinary experience and, takes viewers inside the mine (shot in real mines and recreated on a soundstage) to show the life-threatening dangers and physical limitations the men faced for 77 hours as they waited for rescue. The movie was shot in many of the actual locations in Somerset County, Pennsylvania, including scenes at the real-life Quecreek mine.
Views: 9862 Juma Kendit
Kayla Williams (right), 25, Erica Treadway (bottom left, hugging a relative), 31, and Cody Beverly (top left), 21, were all found alive Wednesday in an underground coal mine in West Virginia. They were located inside Elk Run Coal's Rock House Powellton mine near Clear Creek, the state Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training said in a statement. The trio reportedly went into the mine on Saturday with hopes of finding copper wire. They were later planning to sell the wire. Beverly was seen clinging to his family members as he spoke to reporters. 'I'm with my family now, I'm doing fine,' Beverly, whose face was covered with dirt, said. Treadway was seen giving a family member a hug moments before she was lifted into an ambulance. Williams was also seen clutching onto a relative after being rescued from the mine. The Raleigh County Sheriff's Office said the trio had been missing since Saturday. Original Article: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6490835/Three-people-went-missing-coal-West-Virginia-found.html Original Video: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1823604/Video-Three-people-rescued-West-Virginia-coal-mine.html Daily Mail Facebook: http://facebook.com/dailymail Daily Mail IG: http://instagram.com/dailymail Daily Mail Snap: https://www.snapchat.com/discover/Daily-Mail/8392137033 Daily Mail Twitter: http://twitter.com/MailOnline Daily Mail Pinterest: http://pinterest.co.uk/dailymail Daily Mail Google+: https://plus.google.com/+DailyMail Get the free Daily Mail mobile app: http://dailymail.co.uk/mobile
Views: 162 Daily Mail
In the coal town of Gillette, Wyoming, residents feel hopeful with Donald Trump in the White House, but experts urge caution. SUBSCRIBE to ABC NEWS: https://www.youtube.com/ABCNews/ Watch More on http://abcnews.go.com/ LIKE ABC News on FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/abcnews FOLLOW ABC News on TWITTER: https://twitter.com/abc GOOD MORNING AMERICA'S HOMEPAGE: https://gma.yahoo.com/
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The Pike County Fiscal Court approved a plan today to provide a break on the county’s occupational tax to a coal company whose mining operation is in danger of shutting down. EKB News Reporter Chris Anderson has the details.
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West Virginia resident Michael Whitten, who worked in the coal mining industry, talks about the legacy of that work and its impact on his family for generations. Whitten is a member of the Citizens' Climate Lobby of West Virginia. This video was created by Chad Cordell with the http://KanawhaForestCoalition.org. Aerial footage of the the Hobet Mine made possible by http://Southwings.org For more on the CCLWV group, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/CCLWV/ For more on the Citizens Climate Lobby nationally, visit http://citizensclimatelobby.org
Views: 39 Citizens' Climate Lobby of Charleston WV
With 26 million Americans now unemployed or underemployed, our nation's extraordinary, domestic reserves of coal are more critical than ever before - especially as a source of abundant, low-cost electricity capable of powering and sustaining a robust, long-term recovery. Even at a time of great economic stress, EPA is poised to enact a series of back-door mandates that threaten millions of American jobs and increases the cost of every household's electricity-rates. Collectively, it's called the EPA "Train Wreck" - and it's right around the bend. Together, we need to oppose these regulations and urge our representatives to do the same.
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Once the most formidable industry in West Virginia, coal is progressively losing its economic dominance throughout Central Appalachia as production slows due to tightening pollution controls, greater availability of cheap natural gas and growing competition from other coal basins. Uncertainty about the region's economic future and stability of miners' livelihoods has grown in recent years. Residents and lawmakers are left trying to find solutions to a problem that is difficult to fully anticipate.
Views: 13402 Scripps Howard Foundation Wire
Coal ash, which contains many of the world's worst carcinogens, is what's left over when coal is burnt for electricity. An estimated 113 million tons of coal ash are produced annually in the US, and stored in almost every state — some of it literally in people's backyards. With very little government oversight and few safeguards in place, toxic chemicals have been known to leak from these storage sites and into nearby communities, contaminating drinking water and making residents sick. On February 2, 2014, up to 39,000 tons of coal ash and 27 million gallons of contaminated water spilled out into the Dan River in North Carolina after a pipe broke underneath a coal ash pond at a Duke Energy power plant. The environmental disaster thrust Duke Energy, the country’s largest electricity company, into the spotlight, revealing a history of violations and inadequate oversight of ponds at all of its plants across the state. In part one, VICE News travels to North Carolina to visit a river that’s been poisoned with arsenic from a nearby Duke Energy site, speak with a resident who has found toxic heavy metals in her drinking water, and question a Duke Energy spokesperson about the power company’s policies. Watch "Showdown in Coal Country" - http://bit.ly/16LRifW Watch "Petcoke: Toxic Waste in the Windy City" - http://bit.ly/1E2YejO Read "Humans Are Destroying the Environment at a Rate Unprecedented in Over 10,000 Years" - http://bit.ly/1vgvC1R Read "The Economic Cost of Carbon Pollution Is Much Greater Than Estimated, Say Stanford University Researchers" - http://bit.ly/1ATb1b0 Read "The EPA Tightened Rules on Coal Waste, But Not Enough, Say Environmentalists” - http://bit.ly/1vXglsH Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
Views: 178119 VICE News
(1 Dec 2015) FOR CLEAN VERSION SEE STORY NUMBER: apus043239 The seams of coal in some of Eddie Asbury's mines in McDowell County are so thin workers can barely squeeze down them. They enter on carts nearly flat on their backs, the roof of the mine coursing by just a few inches in front of their faces. They don't stand up all day. To keep his business operating with such a paltry amount of coal, Asbury has to do everything himself. He has no use for the shiny, multimillion-dollar mining machines. His equipment is secondhand stuff that he repairs and refurbishes. The coal he and his workers scrape out of the mountain is washed and prepared for sale in a plant Asbury and a colleague built themselves. Even coal is barely surviving in coal country - and coal is about the only thing that Central Appalachia has. West Virginia is the only state in the country where more than half of adults are not working, according to the Census Bureau. It is tied with Kentucky for the highest percentage of residents collecting disability payments from Social Security, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. And the death rate among working-age adults is highest in the nation, 55 percent higher the national average, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And now the one main source for decent-paying work, the brutal life of coal, seems to be drying up for good. The thick, easy, cheap coal is gone, global competition is fierce, and clean air and water regulations are increasing costs and cutting into demand. Central Appalachia's struggle is familiar to many rural regions across the U.S., where middle-class jobs are disappearing or gone and young people have no other choice than to leave to find opportunity. But the problems are amplified in coal country, where these difficult economic and social conditions have gripped the region for decades and where there is hardly any flat land to build anything. But this crisis - and the realization that there won't be another coal boom in these parts - is leading to a growing understanding that new approaches are needed to help Central Appalachia emerge from decades of deep poverty, under-education and poor health. You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/313442b26047530d3e109f7be575cced Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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WATE TV on mountaintop removal, featuring retired miner Chuck Nelson and Chris Hamilton, West Virginia coal association
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Junior Walk is an environmental activist who paid a high price for speaking out against the coal industry. He was raised in the Southern part of West Virginia on the banks of the Coal River. In his community, you either take a minimum wage job, join the military, or work for the coal mining industry. He attended the Keystone XL protest in Washington in August. He was arrested last month at a tree sit-in to stop blasting. He's being sued by his former employer Massey Energy, now Alpha Natural Resources, for trespassing. His court date is scheduled for November 14. Junior is in San Francisco accepting the Brower Youth Award, which is given to seven young people for their outstanding activism and achievements in the fields of environmental and social justice advocacy. It's the first time he's traveled West of the Mississippi. Find out more here: http://is.gd/Q5rbd2 Listen to the Your Call show with Junior and two other award recipients: http://is.gd/YDD8aZ
Views: 2531 R Aguilar
Anti-Coal Activists Hold WV Protest In the United States, dozens of people gathered outside the offices of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection Monday for a rally against mountaintop removal mining. The activists called for an immediate end to mountaintop removal, beginning with the blasting underway at Coal River Mountain, the last intact mountain on the historic Coal River Mountain range. The protesters included the environmental activist and attorney Robert Kennedy, Jr.
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In Appalachia, almost 500 mountains have been blown up for coal mining. Coal River Wind Project proposes leaving the mountain intact for a wind farm to provide long-term renewable energy to the US. Reducing our dependence on coal is not only better for the environment, say Coal River Wind, but economically profitable for local citizens and companies in Appalachia.
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http://www.sierraclub.org/costofcoal Award-winning photojournalist Ami Vitale traveled with SIERRA magazine to West Virginia. Mountaintop-removal mines in Appalachia have demolished an estimated 1.4 million acres of forested hills, buried an estimated 2,000 miles of streams, poisoned drinking water, and wiped whole towns from the map. SIERRA asked people to describe how the world's dirtiest energy source has disrupted their lives—and what they're doing to stop it. - Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to address climate disruption by moving away from the dirty fossil fuels and toward a clean energy economy. Visit us here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SierraClub Twitter: https://twitter.com/sierraclub Instagram: https://instagram.com/sierraclub
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T/I: 10:56:52 In Colombia parents are coming together to rescue their children from the highly dangerous job of underground coal mining. Driven by economic need, child coal miners are employed by mine operators in some of the most hazardous work conditions. Growing local and international concern about the situation has led to the formation of community action programmes intended to stop child labour in the mines. Children, parents and social workers meet to discuss economic and educational alternatives that will help to break the syndrome of poverty and child labour. Consequently, children are learning to create artworks made out of coal that can be sold in the city craft shops. SHOWS: COLOMBIA, RECENT Young boy pushing coal trolley; Young boy digging coal with huge shovel; Young boy piling coal ; Two boys and dog, going up shaft with coal using rope; CU Javier, SOT in Spanish ("When someone's tired and they need a break, the foreman makes them work"); Families at community action group meeting; Woman addressing meeting; CU woman listening; COLOMBIA , RECENT CU pile of coal, pan to children in workshop; CU boy sculpting coal; CU little boy wearing mask, tilt-down to him carving coal; CU boy speaking, SOT in Spanish WS exterior workshop with children standing at door; CU children smiling; 2.40 You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/acaffc8e052f70654263cf7c9aa02429 Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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HEADLINE: Congressman: Workers complained about mine CAPTION: Miners at a West Virginia coal mine were so concerned about the conditions that several told their congressman they were afraid to go back into the mine. (April 7) The Associated Press. ANCHOR VOICE: VIDEO PRODUCER: VIDEO SOURCE: VIDEO APPROVAL: VIDEO RESTRICTIONS: SCRIPT/WIRE SOURCE: You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/c655c1bbbb9e49bfed146d79f40ace6f Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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This four-minute video clip, featuring the voices of local residents Judy Bonds and Gary Anderson, describes in vivid terms the battle to save Coal River Mountain. As Massey Energy Company begins the devastating process of mountaintop removal coal mining, local residents hope to convince decision makers to adopt their plan to build a major wind farm on the ridge instead. Studies have shown this plan would bring more long-term tax revenue to the local economy and safer, permanent jobs while protecting nearby communities from the effects of mountaintop removal. Residents worry that an eight-billion gallon toxic coal sludge dam will rupture when the blasting begins. If the dam broke, the tidal wave of toxic sludge released could endanger thousands and would dwarf the destruction of the December 2008 TVA coal ash disaster. As bulldozing begins to prep part of Coal River Mountain for mountaintop removal, some people are engaged in direct action to forestall it. The Mark Vann Song - by The Larry Keel Experience http://www.LarryKeel.com
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US President Donald Trump says he’s opened a “new chapter” for American coal mining. The mine opens one week after President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the US from the Paris Climate agreement, leading to criticism from world leaders and environmental activists. CGTN’s Harry Horton reports.
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A public domain video A film about the history of underground coal mining throughout the years. The disasters and the health regulations. -The Monongah Mining Disaster was the worst mining accident in American history; 362 men and young boys were killed in an underground explosion on December 6, 1907 in Monongah, West Virginia. -Following a decade in which the number of coal mining fatalities exceeded 2,000 annually, Congress established the Bureau Of Mines in 1910 as a new agency in the Department of the Interior. The Bureau was to investigate accidents, advise industry, conduct production and safety research, and teach courses in accident prevention, first aid, and mine rescue. However, Congress did not empower the federal inspectors to enter and inspect mines until 1941, and did not authorize a code of federal regulations for mine safety until 1947. The Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Acts of 1969 and 1977 set greater safety standards for the industry. Where annual mining deaths had numbered more than 1,000 a year in the early part of the 20th century, they decreased to an average of about 500 in the late 1950s. Subscribe - never miss a video! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_S8ZlDCRkMMgc7ciw8X-hg The 20th Century Time Machine takes you back in time to the most important historical events of the past century. Watch documentaries, discussions and real footage of major events that shaped the world we live in today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHAZA5h5cmo
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