Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition

A Report Sponsored by the Center for Health, Environment & Justice to the National Commission on the Health Impacts of Mountaintop Removal Mining

CRMW’s Page on MTR and Health Impacts

Fact Sheet: The Impact of Coal of Our Lives

Ahern PowerPoint (pdf): Health Impacts of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining in Appalachia

Study finds toxins from surface mining

Selected News on Birth Defect Studies and Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

W.Va. DEP's Huffman: Strip-mine health studies deserve 'closer look'

New study details strip-mining air pollution

More science on mountaintop removal's health effects

Emily Bernhardt on mountaintop removal mining

How many mountains
can we mine?

New studies begin to
answer questions about mining, health

Mountaintop removal and birth defects: Just what are the coal industry’s lawyers talking about?

Correlations between Mining and Health

Judge Chambers blocks health studies from case

Environmental Health Perspectives: MTR: Digging Into Community Health Concerns

Nobody wants to hear about studies that link mountaintop removal to cancer and birth defects

Study examines relationship between mountaintop mining and birth defects

Study: birth defect rates higher in MTR areas

Birth defects study: More inconvenient facts about the impact of mountaintop removal coal mining

Mountaintop removal and birth defects: Just what are the coal industry’s lawyers talking about?

Study Links Mountaintop Removal Mining to Birth Defects

Mountaintop Removal Linked to Birth Defects in Appalachia’s Coal Country

Selected News on Other Health Studies

Latest WVU study finds more health problems among residents near mountaintop removal mines

Weighing coal’s costs and benefits

Mortality in Appalachian Coal Mining Regions: The Value of Statistical Life Lost

Selected News on Other Scientific Studies

Bombshell study: MTR impacts ‘pervasive and irreversible’

Coal's Assault on Human Health



OVEC Fact Sheets

Health Study Articles on the Effects of Coal Mining


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