Mine Cleanup Concerns Spike as Industry Sputters

Dylan Brown, E&E News
If you want to mine coal in the United States, you have to promise to clean up the mess. But the industry’s dramatic downturn has raised questions about the ability of companies to follow through with that promise and whether taxpayers will be responsible for returning land and water to pre-mining conditions.

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Isolation Nation

While some U.S. states are reforming solitary confinement laws, in Montana, secluding inmates is still a reality. Editor’s note: This report was produced in collaboration with Outlaw Partners and appears in the Winter 2015/2016 edition of Mountain Outlaw magazine.

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