Why Kentucky Miners Are Blockading a Coal Train

Miners face off with Big Coal in Mitch McConnell’s backyard

Adam K. Raymond
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Credit: Connor James/WYMT/WATE

AsAs a CSX train engine rolled up from Cloverlick Mine in Harlan County, Kentucky on Wednesday afternoon, approaching a group of tired and tense miners standing on the tracks, a moment of confusion came over the crowd. Was the train hauling coal?

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