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Arianna Skibell



Arianna covers Congress and the inner workings of federal agencies. She has also covered chemical policy, renewable energy and environmental justice. Her work has appeared in Time, Salon, US News & World Report and the Miami Herald, among others. Arianna has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University and a bachelor's in Psychology & Linguistics from Emory University.

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'This is our home. We don't want to live nowhere else'

NAOMA, W.Va. — Some ex-coal miners have become environmental activists trying to halt massive mountaintop projects that they say are devastating their home state. "I was sitting up there for 12 hours a day watching that equipment move and watching them set up blasts and tear up that mountainside," a former coal company employee recalls. "I just felt like I had blood on my hands."