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Allen Johnson

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Posted by Allen Johnson 39 weeks 5 days ago
I’ll be upfront and admit it. When I heard about the chemical spill that shut down the water supply for 300,000 of my fellow West Virginians, I felt an odd tug of relief.  “Maybe now something...
Posted by Allen Johnson 2 years 1 week ago
Larry Gibson, “Keeper of the Mountains,” died Sunday, Sept. 9 at his home on Kayford Mountain, W.V. He was 66. His wife and three adult children survive. Gibson had a fifth grade education, a career...
Posted by Allen Johnson 3 years 35 weeks ago
In the old days, in the coal towns of West Virginia, winter was a time when folks hunkered around the pot-bellied stove and whiled away time spinning stories. At times, someone would fiddle with the...
Posted by Allen Johnson 3 years 41 weeks ago
Posted by Allen Johnson 4 years 4 days ago

Articles by Allen Johnson

New studies reveal the effects of mountaintop removal mining on the people nearby.