Law Firm Says Inbreeding Skews Data Linking Mountaintop Removal to Birth Defects

Last month, researchers at Washington State University and West Virginia University released a study that found a correlation between mountaintop removal and mining birth defects. A law firm with ties to the National Mining Association has refuted the study‚Äôs findings, but in the process, insulted many Appalachians. Inbreeding in Appalachia is one of many stereotypes, […]