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In West Virginia, coal industry reshapes mountains, culture

(12/04/15 5:30pm)

KAYFORD MOUNTAIN, West Virginia. - Here, Junior Walk lives off the land. He travels the same trails his grandfather once did. His great-grandparents are buried up here. He doesn't bother with a cellphone - where he lives, it won't get reception - and he loves his guns. But coal mining, he says, is threatening that existence.