Sydney Boles

Sydney Boles

WMMT (Whitesburg, KY)

Sydney Boles is the ReSource reporter covering the economic transition in the heart of Appalachia’s coal country. Sydney received her Master of Journalism from Medill School of Journalism, where she covered immigration and housing insecurity in Chicagoland. Before her work in journalism, she studied oral history and postcolonial resistance strategies in Costa Rica, India, South Africa and Turkey. Sydney grew up in upstate New York and enjoys baking, reading and exploring the outdoors.

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More Unpaid Appalachian Miners Stage A Coal Train Blockade 
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Conservation Groups Concerned About Cleanup Costs For Bankrupt Blackjewel Coal
Watchdog Group Calls Decreased Tax on Coal a “Blatant Subsidy” for the Coal Industry
Study Shows Surface Coal Miners Are Exposed To Toxic Dust That Causes Black Lung
Mountain Air: Youth Help Identify Causes Of Ohio Valley’s High Lung Disease Rates
Rural Water Loss Investigation Reveals Widespread Financial Challenges
MSHA Comment Period Shows Divide on Measures to Protect Miners Health
Black Lung Trust Fund Likely Burdened by Murray Bankruptcy