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Vernon Haltom


Vernon Haltom is the executive director of Coal River Mountain Watch, a nonprofit working in communities impacted by the irresponsible practices of the coal industry in southern West Virginia.

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VOICES: Witnessing coal's death march

July 26, 2018 - Vernon Haltom of West Virginia's Coal River Mountain Watch was among those who testified about coal's future before a congressional subcommittee this week. The testimony of Haltom — whose group is working to end mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia — details what boosting coal means for the communities where it's extracted.