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,… Continue reading Law Firm Says Inbreeding Skews Data Linking Mountaintop Removal to Birth Defects