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Peer-reviewed Study Details

From 2007 to the present, 21 peer-reviewed scientific studies have proven the negative impacts that coal mining has on the economy, ecology and human health in Central Appalachia. The evidence is overwhelming. Coal mining has damaging effects on the ecosystem and human lives.

Here you will find plain-English summaries of these studies meant to be easily understood by non-experts.

The summaries were written by Coal River Mountain Watch, and you can read more about each study and download additional resources on their website. Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition also have additional resources available.

Key Facts

  • people living near mountaintop mining have cancer rates of 14.4% compared to 9.4% for people elsewhere in Appalachia
  • the rate of children born with birth defects is 42% higher in mountaintop removal mining areas
  • the public health costs of pollution from coal operations in Appalachia amount to a staggering $75 billion a year
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