Communities at Risk from Mountaintop Removal

Bishop, WV

Location: McDowell County

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In 2014, 7.92% of the area within a 1-mile radius of Bishop, WV was actively being strip mined. Mountaintop removal coal mining occurs within 377 feet of the community.

The population in this community has changed by -48% since 1990. This compares to a change of -37.2% for the county and 3.4% for the state.

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2014 2014

Appalachian Voices  •  Coal River Mountain Watch  •   Heartwood  •  Keeper of the MountainsKentuckians for the Commonwealth 

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition  •   Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowermentSierra Club Environmental Justice

Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards  •   SouthWings  •  Stay Project  •   West Virginia Highlands Conservancy

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