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Little publicized but treacherous, methane from coal mines upends the lives of West Virginia families

THORNTON – Month-old kittens scamper around, tumbling into one another on the grass. A black-and-white border collie, Maggie, nestles against the side of a farmhouse and nurses a puppy. Beef cattle graze on the hillside behind the house, which has been vacant since last summer—when, without warning, the water well went dry. At the time, […]