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Stopping Destruction at Kentucky's Stacy Branch Coal Mine

Devastation caused by mountaintop removal mining.

Mountaintop removal coal mining, often described as "strip mining on steroids," is an extremely destructive form of mining that is devastating Appalachia.

Chris Jordan-Bloch / Earthjustice

Case Overview

Earthjustice, representing local residents, is challenging a permit for a new mountaintop removal coal mine, the Stacy Branch mine near the town of Vicco in eastern Kentucky.

Case ID

2453

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