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Virginia Groups Take Legal Action Over Federal Agency For Refusing To Allow Citizen Inspection of Coal Min

RICHMOND, VA — Today, the Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS) and the Sierra Club filed a lawsuit appealing an Interior Board of Land Appeals’ determination that upheld refusals by both the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy and the … Continue reading

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Community Groups Settlement Forces A&G Coal Company to Treat Pollution Discharges Agreement addresses several pollution sources and advances community project

WISE COUNTY, VA – Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards, Sierra Club and Appalachian Voices today lodged a consent decree with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia resolving their 2014 Clean Water Act enforcement suit against Penn Virginia … Continue reading

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SAMS Election 2016

Its that time of year again! Reminder. The annual election for the SAMS board of directors will be March 15th. Nominations for the SAMS board are now open, and will close at the SAMS February membership meeting (Feb 16). If … Continue reading

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Kelly Branch Surface Mine Settlement To Result in Cleaner Water, Healthier Community

WISE COUNTY, VA – The Sierra Club, Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards, and Appalachian Voices today filed a consent decree resolving the 2012 Clean Water Act enforcement suit against A&G Coal Corporation, a subsidiary owned by coal billionaire Jim Justice, and … Continue reading

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