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Farmland with cows grazing, where methane from a coal mine below is being vented in a tall white pipe next to the back porch of the house on the property.

Methane from underground coal mines upends rural West Virginians’ lives, livelihoods

BY: - July 14, 2023

THORNTON, WEST VIRGINIA — Month-old kittens scamper around, tumbling into one another on the grass. A black-and-white border collie, Maggie, nestles against the side of a farmhouse and nurses a puppy. Beef cattle graze on the hillside behind the house, which has been vacant since last summer — when, without warning, the water well went […]