State Journal reports BAD Buildings Program helps communities rehab dilapidated sites in W.Va. coalfields

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May 25, 2015 by NRCCE News

Williamson, W.Va. – The BAD Buildings Program helps rehabbers navigate the legal web surrounding older properties in West Virginia. This work is part of a broad effort to tackle a legacy of the coal industry’s boom-and-bust nature in many Appalachian communities: empty or unkempt buildings. West Virginia’s largest city, Charleston, became among the latest to crack down on owners of vacant properties. Read more at


CONTACT:  Luke Elser; BAD Buildings Program

The BAD Buildings Program is a project of the Northern WV Brownfields Assistance Center at the West Virginia Water Research Institute housed at WVU’s National Research Center for Coal and Energy in Morgantown, W.Va.