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The Land of Mountaintop Removal
 
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Over five hundred mountains in West Virginia have been destroyed because of new mining techniques used by coal companies in the Appalachians. From: AERIAL AMERICA: West Virginia http://bit.ly/1lEvUuh
Views: 92868 Smithsonian Channel
Reclamation - Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
 
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A former mountaintop removal coal mine site in eastern Kentucky - reclaimed with grass and lespedeza and a few trees.
Views: 742 mountainjustice
Coal Mining's Environmental Impact | From The Ashes
 
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In Appalachia, coal companies blow the tops off of mountains to get at the coal. The damage this does to the surrounding environment and water supply is devastating. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About From The Ashes: From the Ashes captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be in the current political climate. From Appalachia to the West’s Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the “war on coal” to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what’s at stake for our economy, health, and climate. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Coal Mining's Environmental Impact | From The Ashes https://youtu.be/ynN39sfqT8w National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
Views: 57995 National Geographic
Blowing Up Mountains: Destroying the Environment for Coal
 
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Massive corporations are blowing up mountains and creating environmental ruins in West Virginia. All this devastation, just to extract some coal. We went to West Virginia to investigate mountain-top removal -- which a way of extracting coal from deposits under mountains. Instead of drilling into the mountain and sending men underground to take out the coal in the traditional way, they just take the whole top of a mountain off. Hosted by Derrick Beckles | Originally aired on http://VICE.com in 2009 Watch more VICE documentaries here: http://bit.ly/VICE-Presents Subscribe for videos that are actually good: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE Check out our full video catalog: http://www.youtube.com/user/vice/videos Videos, daily editorial and more: http://vice.com Like VICE on Facebook: http://fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: http://twitter.com/vice Read our tumblr: http://vicemag.tumblr.com
Views: 316652 VICE
Mountaintop removal in Kentucky
 
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With Republican presidential candidates eager to reduce environmental regulations and increase domestic energy production the Telegraph goes to Eastern Kentucky to investigate one of the most controversial energy production processes, mountain-top removal. Video by Alastair Good http://www.telegraph.co.uk/journalists/alastair-good/
Views: 2693 The Telegraph
UBS Funds Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
 
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UBS, a Swiss owned wealth management company, is the 3rd largest funder and supporter of companies that engage in the harmful extractive process known as mountaintop removal coal mining. We demand UBS change its official policy and stop funding companies that engage in MTR. Until then, we urge companies and individuals to divest from UBS and demonstrate your love for the mountains, water, air, culture and people of Southern Appalachia. What is mountaintop removal? http://mountainjustice.org/facts/steps.php What are the health effects? http://ilovemountains.org/the-human-cost GET INVOLVED! http://ubscampaign.wordpress.com
Views: 345 Pardo75
Coal Mining in Appalachia
 
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This video is about Coal Mining via Mountain Top Removal. Appalachian Coal Mining See how coal is mined in the Appalachian Mountains via Mountain Top Removal. This 30 minute video takes you inside a giant dragline and tells the whole story from blasting the rock to transporting the coal by rail. See Elk enjoying the reclaimed land. I started this project in 2002.
Views: 234457 Gary Smith
Mountaintop Mining: The Good, Bad & Ugly - CBN.com
 
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Some methods used for extracting coal are coming under intense criticism lately from activists and the Obama-EPA alike. .. The Christian Broadcasting Network CBN http://www.cbn.com
Mountaintop Removal Mining, Charleston, WV
 
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This video clip highlights the destructive process of strip mining of Appalachian mountains near Charleston, WV. Once mountains are blasted with dynamite to access the coal, they are destroyed forever. These mountain ranges are among the oldest geological formations that exist on our planet (480 million years old) and are one of the most biologically diverse regions in the temperate world. But there's more. Mountaintop mining removal not only destroys the mountains, but also the lives of the people who live there. Residents next to these operations live with destroyed habitat and noise. Coal dust from blasting and coal processing operations and contaminated water from valley fills and coal slurry injections into the ground causes respiratory disease, kidney and gall bladder failure, and cancer. They live with constant fear that a coal slurry impoundment might break, causing death and destruction on a massive scale. The flyover was provided by SouthWings (www.southwings.org) and depicts Kayford Mountain, a 1,200-acre mountaintop removal mine operation; Marsh Fork Elementary School, located just 150 feet from a coal loading silo and 400 yards from a 2.8 billion gallon toxic waste impoundment; and the town of Sylvester, a community whose health and property has been adversely affected by pervasive black coal dust from an adjacent mountaintop removal mining operation. Aerial footage was taken during an Eco-Justice Collaborative June, 2009 delegation to Charleston, WV. Visit www.ecojusticecollaborative.org for more information.
Views: 11598 Pamela J. Richart
Reclamation in Mining
 
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See how DMME works with mining companies to ensure the land and the environment are returned to what they were, or better, before mining began. This video was produced on an Alpha Natural Resource's former coal surface mine site that has been recognized nationally for reclamation.
Views: 9327 VA DMME
The Last Mountain
 
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In the valleys of Appalachia, a battle is being fought over a mountain. It is a battle with severe consequences that affect every American, regardless of their social status, economic background or where they live. It is a battle that has taken many lives and continues to do so the longer it is waged. It is a battle over protecting our health and environment from the destructive power of Big Coal. The mining and burning of coal is at the epicenter of America's struggle to balance its energy needs with environmental concerns. Nowhere is that concern greater than in Coal River Valley, West Virginia, where a small but passionate group of ordinary citizens are trying to stop Big Coal corporations, like Massey Energy, from continuing the devastating practice of Mountain Top Removal. The citizens argue the practice of dynamiting the mountain's top off to mine the coal within pollutes the air and water, is responsible for the deaths of their neighbors and spreads pollution to other states. Yet, regardless of evidence supporting these claims, Big Coal corporations repeat the process daily in the name of profit. Massive profit allows Big Coal to wield incredible financial influence over lobbyists and government officials in both parties, rewrite environmental protection laws, avoid lawsuits and eliminate more than 40,000 mining jobs, all while claiming to be a miner's best friend. As our energy needs increase, so does Big Coal's control over our future. This fact and a belief that America was founded on the democratic principal that no individual or corporation owns the air and water and we all share the responsibility of protecting it, drives these patriotic citizens and their supporters from outside of Appalachia, like Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., to keep fighting.A passionate and personal tale that honors the extraordinary power of ordinary Americans when they fight for what they believe in, THE LAST MOUNTAIN shines a light on America's energy needs and how those needs are being supplied. It is a fight for our future that affects us all. Written, directed and produced by Bill Haney, an award-winning documentary filmmaker and founder and president of the eco-housing start-up, Blu Homes, THE LAST MOUNTAIN was co-written and edited by Peter Rhodes and produced by Clara Bingham and Eric Grunebaum. Narrated by William Sadler, the film features original music by composer Claudio Ragazzi and includes the song "Your Control" by Crooked Fingers and Neko Case. Category:
Views: 423804 TheDisinfector2
Mountaintop Removal in Kentucky
 
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The Destruction of the Appalachian Mountains due to Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
Views: 28191 mountainjustice
Protests outside of Marsh Fork elementary
 
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Marsh Fork elementary is directly beside a coal plant and an impoundment that poses a serious threat to the saftey of the students. Mountain top removal is the process of blowing up a mountain to extract its coal. Courtesy of upcoming documentary: American Coal www.fireflypix.com
Views: 3427 AppalachianVoices
Coal Mining
 
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Join Rick Crosslin host of Indiana Expeditions as he travels to Solar Sources, INC to investigate the coal mining process from digging through multiple layers of rock for coal to land reclamation once the coal has been extracted from the earth. For lesson plans and more information go to http://www.indianaexpeditions.org Lesson also available at https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B3sPhhUw8n82cnc0TlExbGdMY0U&usp=sharing&tid=0B3sPhhUw8n82a0p5U0c1UmlZZUk
Views: 2177 Rick Crosslin
The Story of Mt Kablooie:  The process of Mountain Top Removal
 
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This is a short educational and satirical look in to the methods of coal companies and how they ravage the landscape of Appalachia for cheap energy.
Views: 561 quarlesr123
Mountaintop Removal: An American Tragedy
 
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Narrated by Susan Sarandon, this video shows firsthand footage of mountaintop removal coal mining and its impacts on Appalachian mountains, drinking water and families. Mountaintop removal is a mining practice where explosives are used to blast the tops off mountains to expose the thin seams of coal beneath. Once blasted, earth and coal dust from the mountaintop is dumped into neighboring valleys and waterways. Hundreds of mountaintops have been lost forever to MTR, and according to a 2005 environmental impact statement, nearly 2,000 miles of Appalachian streams have already been buried or contaminated by the devastating mining practice. Take action today and tell banks to stop financing this American tragedy at http://ran.org/mtrbanks
How is coal mined? - What is Surface Mining and Underground Mining - Video
 
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How is coal mined? Read Full Story: http://www.spoonfeeding.in/2013/02/how-is-coal-mined-what-is-surface.html Mining is the process of removing coal from the ground. There are two types of mining: underground mining and surface mining. When the coal seam is fewer than 125 feet under the surface, it is mined by surface mining. Coal that is deeper than 125 feet is removed from the ground by underground mining. Underground mining is used when the coal seam lies deep in the earth. In an underground mine only some of the coal is removed. The coal that remains helps support the mine roof. Underground mines look like a system of tunnels. The tunnels are used for traveling throughout the mine, moving coal from place to place and allowing air to circulate in the mine. The coal that is mined is put on conveyor belts. The conveyor belts take the coal to the surface. There are three types of underground mines: slope, drift, and shaft. When the coal seam is close to the surface but too deep to use surface mining, a slope mine can be built. In a slope mine a tunnel slants down from the surface to the coal seam. A drift mine is built when the coal seam lies in the side of a hill or mountain. Drift mines may also be built in a surface mine that has become too deep. There are many drift mines in the eastern United States. The most common type of mine in Illinois is the shaft mine. These mines may be 125 to 1,000 feet deep. A large hole, or shaft, is drilled down into the ground until it reaches the coal seam.
Views: 109029 Spoon Feeding
Explosion: Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
 
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http://www.milesfrommaybe.com/ By Chad Stevens
Views: 15677 iLoveMountainsOrg
Willie Nelson Fights Back Against Mountaintop Mining
 
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Willie Nelson has joined the fight against mountaintop mining by releasing a video showing the destructive results of dynamiting operations in Appalachia, while singing "America the Beautiful." The purpose of the video is to highlight opposition to giving coal companies the right to blast mountaintops for coal while polluting nearby streams in the process. Mark Sovel and Jackie Koppell discuss the devastating practices that Nelson is speaking out against, in this clip from the Lip News. http://thelip.tv/ http://thelip.tv/show/the-lip-news/ More Playlists from TheLipTV: BUZZSAW news clips - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKHOXojwwEU&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGfxwzdter06NvBnjQjjLvtW&index=2 CRIME TIME clips playlist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9iS-9bCANI&index=2&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGeC9DbpSnIvd2i9BHh2dBvv BYOD (Bring Your Own Doc) Highlight Videos- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsSbqveGHac&index=2&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGeu2DCf6Ouo7hTsA5QB2MAL MEDIA MAYHEM short videos playlist - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q3G1tTLB2g&list=PLjk3H0GXhhGcz4un-zws5sMlCLk3NNjDP&index=2 https://www.facebook.com/thelip.tv http://www.youtube.com/theliptv
Views: 2355 TheLipTV
Coal Extraction Is Killing Workers (w/ Bob Kincaid)
 
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Mike talks with Bob Kincaid about the "Appalachian´s Agony". A ninth generation Appalachian, Bob Kincaid is a leader in the struggle against Mountaintop Removal coal extraction. As a co-founder of the Appalachian Communities Health Emergency (ACHE) Campaign (http://AcheAct.org), he focuses on the ongoing health crisis that has arisen in central Appalachian communities that exist alongside mountaintop removal operations. The ACHE Campaign is directly responsible for the introduction of HR 526, the Appalachian Communities Health Emergency Act, the only bill in the Congress with the power to end Mountaintop Removal. As a radio host at the Head-On Radio Network, Bob has devoted more time to discussing the impacts surface mining has had on his state and region than any other broadcaster. Bob is a father of four and grandfather of three. Those seven are the motivation for his continuing efforts to bring an end to what the New York Times has called "Appalachia's Agony."
Views: 463 Mike Malloy
How Coal Mines Work: "Mining and Preparation of Anthracite Coal" c 1934 Delaware & Lackawanna Coal
 
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more at http://scitech.quickfound.net Very good demonstration of coal mining processes in the 1930s. 'Underground mining scenes... Sequence shows miners leaving work, washing up and going home to greet families.' NEW VERSION with improved video & sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jo9qxONgd4s Earth Sciences, mining, oil, etc. playlist:: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL33B1A9216BB65F7A Public domain film from the Prelinger Archives, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original). http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthracite Anthracite (Greek ἀνθρακίτης (anthrakítes), "coal-like," from ἄνθραξ (ánthrax), coal) is a hard, compact variety of mineral coal that has a high luster. It has the highest carbon content, the fewest impurities, and the highest calorific content of all types of coals, which also include bituminous coal and lignite. Anthracite is the most metamorphosed type of coal (but still represents low-grade metamorphism), in which the carbon content is between 92.1% and 98%. The term is applied to those varieties of coal which do not give off tarry or other hydrocarbon vapours when heated below their point of ignition. Anthracite ignites with difficulty and burns with a short, blue, and smokeless flame. Anthracite is categorized into standard grade, which is used mainly in power generation, and high grade (HG) and ultra high grade (UHG), the principal uses of which are in the metallurgy sector. Anthracite accounts for about 1% of global coal reserves, and is mined in only a few countries around the world. China accounts for the majority of global production; other producers are Russia, Ukraine, North Korea, Vietnam, the UK, Australia and the US. Total production in 2010 was 670 million tons... Other terms which refer to anthracite are black coal, hard coal, stone coal... blind coal... Kilkenny coal... crow coal... and black diamond. In the United States, anthracite coal history began in 1790 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, with the discovery of coal made by the hunter Necho Allen in what is now known as the Coal Region. Legend has it that Allen fell asleep at the base of Broad Mountain and woke to the sight of a large fire because his campfire had ignited an outcropping of anthracite coal. By 1795, an anthracite-fired iron furnace had been built on the Schuylkill River. Anthracite was first experimentally burned as a residential heating fuel in the US on 11 February 1808, by Judge Jesse Fell in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on an open grate in a fireplace. Anthracite differs from wood in that it needs a draft from the bottom, and Judge Fell proved with his grate design that it was a viable heating fuel. In spring 1808, John and Abijah Smith shipped the first commercially mined load of anthracite down the Susquehanna River from Plymouth, Pennsylvania, marking the birth of commercial anthracite mining in the United States. From that first mine, production rose to an all-time high of over 100 million tons in 1917... From the late 19th century until the 1950s, anthracite was the most popular fuel for heating homes and other buildings in the northern United States, until it was supplanted first by oil burning systems and more recently by natural gas systems... China today mines by far the largest share of global anthracite production, accounting for more than three-quarters of global output. Most Chinese production is of standard-grade anthracite, which is used in power generation. Increased demand in China has made that country into a net importer of the fuel, mostly from Vietnam, another major producer of anthracite for power generation, although increasing domestic consumption in Vietnam means that exports may be scaled back. Current U.S. anthracite production averages around 5 million tons per year. Of that, about 1.8 million tons were mined in the state of Pennsylvania...
Views: 36047 Jeff Quitney
Mountaintop Mining! Sucks!
 
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Mountaintop Mining sucks.
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What Is Mountaintop Removal Mining?
 
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Views: 14 Fredda Winkleman
Scientists say mountaintop mining should end
 
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Mountaintop mining is a process where mountaintops are blasted off to reach the coal seams underneath. Scientists are saying it causes irreversible damage. Coal supporters say otherwise.
Views: 73 LBetzprojects
Clean Coal Is A  LIE, The Truth About Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
 
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Recently while checking out Google Earth, Tiedyeman learned about Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining. Horrified by the level of destruction to the environment Tiedyeman began signing petitions online to help stop this rape of the land. With a few photos of the forests he loves and some images from Google Earth this short film was made to spread the word to get active on this issue and make people aware that entire mountains are being destroyed. Have you seen commercials on TV lately telling you that "Clean Coal" is a wonderful source of energy? Do they mention where the coal comes from and they way it's mined? This is "Clean Coal's" legacy, death and destruction on a huge scale, and all of this happens BEFORE we burn the nasty stuff, releasing tons of sulfur, mercury, arsenic, carbon dioxide and other toxic compounds into the air, causing thousands more deaths and respiratory diseases. Tiedyeman urges you to look into this yourself. If you don't have Google Earth, download it and take a look at what's happening on our planet. Support quality creators like Tiedyeman on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tiedyeman Tiedyeman’s band: The Elektrik Gypsies on Google Play https://play.google.com/store/music/album/The_Elektrik_Gypsies_The_Elektrik_Gypsies?id=Bgwhcyfrxkc6hajbtw73otpj5ja Visit Tiedyeman’s Fractal Gallery website: http://tiedyeman.awardspace.com/
Views: 207 Tiedyeman's Videos
Blasting on Coal River Mountain, as soon as TODAY!
 
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This four-minute video clip, featuring the voices of local residents Judy Bonds and Gary Anderson, describes in vivid terms the battle to save Coal River Mountain. As Massey Energy Company begins the devastating process of mountaintop removal coal mining, local residents hope to convince decision makers to adopt their plan to build a major wind farm on the ridge instead. Studies have shown this plan would bring more long-term tax revenue to the local economy and safer, permanent jobs while protecting nearby communities from the effects of mountaintop removal. Residents worry that an eight-billion gallon toxic coal sludge dam will rupture when the blasting begins. If the dam broke, the tidal wave of toxic sludge released could endanger thousands and would dwarf the destruction of the December 2008 TVA coal ash disaster. As bulldozing begins to prep part of Coal River Mountain for mountaintop removal, some people are engaged in direct action to forestall it. The Mark Vann Song - by The Larry Keel Experience http://www.LarryKeel.com
Views: 11067 ClimateGndZero
The Cost of Coal: West Virginia (extraction)
 
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http://www.sierraclub.org/costofcoal Award-winning photojournalist Ami Vitale traveled with SIERRA magazine to West Virginia. Mountaintop-removal mines in Appalachia have demolished an estimated 1.4 million acres of forested hills, buried an estimated 2,000 miles of streams, poisoned drinking water, and wiped whole towns from the map. SIERRA asked people to describe how the world's dirtiest energy source has disrupted their lives—and what they're doing to stop it. - Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to address climate disruption by moving away from the dirty fossil fuels and toward a clean energy economy. Visit us here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SierraClub Twitter: https://twitter.com/sierraclub Instagram: https://instagram.com/sierraclub
Views: 2693 NationalSierraClub
Introduction to Longwall Mining in Illinois
 
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In November 2009, Eco-Justice Collaborative (www.ecojusticecollaborative.org) traveled with representatives of Topless America and the Sierra Club to central Illinois to take a first-hand look at longwall mining. This highly-mechanized form of mining includes planned subsidence, causing land to drop from 4 to 6 feet. It is occurring under some of the best farmland in the world, trading prime farmland for cheap coal. As land subsides, foundations crack and septic systems and wells are affected. Residents often leave their homes and farms, depopulating and destroying what used to be cohesive communities, rather than negotiate repairs with mining companies. Longwall mining is Illinois form of mountaintop removal mining. As with mountaintop removal mining, toxic chemicals are used to process coal. Evidence suggests that these chemicals are leaching into ground water and water supplies at selected locations. This video highlights impacts in central Illinois Macoupin County, and takes an initial look at the proposed Deer Run Mine in Montgomery County which, if constructed as planned, will be the largest coal mine in the U.S. To learn more, contact Pam or Lan Richart at [email protected] or Citizens Against Longwall Mining: [email protected]
Views: 107633 Pamela J. Richart
Appalachians up to 40% Flatter Thanks to Mining
 
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It turns out, mountain top removal mining has been incredibly destructive to the landscape of the eastern part of the country. Processes that allowed mining companies to remove the tops of mountains to access coal underneath were actually hugely damaging to the mountains in the region. Duke University recently released a study that shows some parts of Appalachia are now 40 percent flatter than they were before mining in the region. Mining companies have been blasting mountain tops off for 40 years. And as a result, the 1.5 cubic miles of bedrock that has been removed from West Virginia alone could bury the island of Manhattan. http://fusion.net/story/268137/mountaintop-mining-appalachian-mountains/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=/feed/ http://www.wochit.com This video was produced by YT Wochit News using http://wochit.com
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Unplugging MTR -- Mountain Top Removal coal mining in Southern Appalachia
 
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Turning words into actions: Rebelling against electriciy suppliers that consume the largest qualities of coal mined by mountaintop removal methods, such as Duke Energy, Specifically, the organized switching-off of homes in select communities during periods of time (hours) on certain days. North Carolina electric industry: http://www.ncuc.net/industries/electric/electric.htm I don't like knocking the mountains down in West Virginia to make coal says Ted Turner http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4HGDzkkNP8 --- COMMENT: The Masters of Coal in the U.S. are now the electricity utilities, not the mining companies. Until several years ago, coal mining companies could sell more than they could produced. Now -- like never before -- there's ability to produce more coal than is needed. This has resulted in the U.S. electrical utilities becoming the masters of coal -- controlling which coalfields get mined and by which companies. --- 10/28/2010 - http://www2.mountaintimes.com/entertainment_focus/Trees_On_Fire_id_002433 (Excerpts) Currently, [coal] strip mining is not permitted in North Carolina. Appalachian Voices says it's still something North Carolina needs to be concerned about. Why? Because North Carolinians use the coal. "We're estimating 25 percent of the generation that we have is coming from mountaintop removed coal supply," Duke spokesman Erin Culbert said. "And almost all of our boilers are designed to use central Appalachian coal," Culbert said. MCR is a cheaper practice than traditional mining. While BREMCO and Duke are active in energy conservation education and promotion of alternative energies, the spokespersons don't anticipate MCR to go away anytime soon. --- 6/12/2010 - Duke rethinking options on use of mountaintop coal http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/06/12/1495016/duke-rethinking-options-on-use.html (Excerpts) Duke Energy made an unusual request of its coal suppliers last month: Quote the price of coal mined without blasting Appalachian mountaintops. With that, the nation's third-largest utility in power sales hinted that it might cut ties to the environmentally destructive and politically explosive practice. Mountaintop-removal mining, or MTR, opens coal seams by removing the earth over them, and dumps the rock and dirt into valleys below. About 25 percent of coal in the central Appalachians, where most of North Carolina's fuel comes from, is mined that way. "We see mountaintop-removal coal as nonsustainable coal," said senior vice president Paul Newton, whose duties include overseeing fuel purchases. Duke's request of suppliers, a first for the company, will reveal price differences between coal mined by mountaintop removal and non-MTR coal - and its availability. Coal from different types of mines is often blended together. Some environmentalists suspect Duke is trying to buff its public image and has no real intention of banning mountaintop coal from its fuel mix. Duke burned 14 million tons of coal in its eight Carolinas coal-fired power plants last year, a lower figure than usual as electricity sales slumped during the recession. It typically uses about 45 million tons a year at its plants in the Carolinas, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. --- 6/7/2010 - http://blogs.newsobserver.com/business/duke-energy-questions-blasting-mountaintops-for-coal (Excerpts) Duke and Raleigh-based Progress Energy get nearly all their coal from Appalachian coal mines. About half the coal -- some 15 million tons a year -- comes from MTR with the rest comes from underground mines. North Carolina is one of the nation's top users of mountaintop coal --. about half of its electricity si from coal-burning power plants with about half that coal mined by MTR . Nationwide, about 6.5 percent of the total coal output depends on blasting off mountaintops. === Margaret A. Palmer - http://www.palmerlab.umd.edu/ http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/261997/january-18-2010/coal-comfort---margaret-palmer http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122297492 http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&FileStore_id=66fea6d0-9bce-4a9b-be47-aa264a471a89 === This clip is from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_G-3aa4r_Q Maria Gunnoe, a native of Bob White, WV - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfB0pBiJNgs This was done by Meredith Danluck, producer of Toxic West Virginia - http://www.vbs.tv/watch/toxic/west-virginia Penn State plans to spend $25 million to $35 million to convert its coal-fired steam plant to natural gas in a move university officials say will reduce carbon emissions. (More) http://tribune-democrat.com/local/x233968687/Penn-State-trustees-approve-converting-coal-fired-plant-to-gas
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Elias Bailey in Before the Mountain Was Moved documentary (1969) - surface coal mining in WV
 
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This is a composite of five clips (4 less than being each less than a minute and one clip being 8:30 minutes) of Elias Bailey and others portraying themselves in the documentary Before the Mountain Was Moved (1969, 60 minutes) -- the complete film is shown here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lferrcK4cwQ The documentary explores the coal mining industry and the local's attempts to pass state legislation to conserve the environment -- The citizens of Raleigh County, West Virginia watch as strip mining destroys the forest they've always called home. It is a land dominated by heritage, history and a simple way of living that has not seen much change in the past century. The people who live around the mining activities are not eager to see their homes, their way of living, their heritage, disappear through greed and questionable mining processes. === Mountain Top Removal coal mining - A bargin with the devil (2006) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKw4CM_aBmc === This is an from "Edwight, Near the Mouth of Hazy" by community historian Rick Bradford. The book chronicles the trajectory of a town in West Virginia's Coal River Valley.] http://seamsandstory.wordpress.com/20... (Excerpts) Shumates Branch is currently under water and coal sludge. Bailey Mountain ceases to exist, as Massey Energy's massive mountaintop removal strip mining has torn the mountain asunder. In November 1952, Virgil Adams augered into No.1's water—water under such pressure that it stripped the whole hillside of soil and vegetation as it surged down to the creek. In late March 1980, in a repeat performance, the old Hazy mine "blew out" with water pouring from the opening at the rate of 300 cubic feet per second taking out part of the road. John F. Kennedy, while campaigning in Welch in 1960, said: "Unless the next administration deals with the question of what to do with men when machines have thrown them out of work...what has happened here in West Virginia is going to happen all across the country." === COAL SURFACE MINING AND RECLAMATION: An Environmental and Economic Assessment of Alternatives COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS UNITED STATES SENATE 93RD CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION MARCH 1973 Serial No. 93-8 (92-43) http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/1973-senate-report ==== ENFORCEMENT OF STRIP MINING LAWS (1975) Center for Science in the Public Interest 1779 Church Street, Northwest Washington, D.C. 20036 http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/cspi-enforcement-of-strip-mining-laws-1975
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Bloody Coal
 
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How does mountaintop removal affect the environment? Mountaintop Removal is occurring right at the heart of one of the nations main hotspots of biological diversity. According to the Nature Conservancy, the mountain region including southwest Virginia, southern West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and northeastern Tennessee contains some of the highest levels of biological diversity in the nation. This region is also at the headwaters of the drinking water supplies of many US cities. The maps below show hotspots of biodiversity based on a rarity-weighted index biological diversity produced by the Nature Conservancy, as well as the major river systems with headwaters in the Appalachian coalfields. Unfortunately, there is little information on the cumulative impacts of mountaintop removal because the federal agencies that are charged with regulating coal mining have refused to track the overall extent and impacts of mountaintop removal. The one attempt at acomprehensive analysis of MTR by government agencies was presented in a multi-agency Environmental Impact Statement that was completed in 2003. This effort was initiated in the late 90s, but the focus of the EIS was revised after the White House changed hands in 2001. According to the Charleston Gazette: When it formally kicked off the project in February 1999, the EPA said the goal was to consider developing agency policies to minimize, to the maximum extent practicable the adverse environmental effects of mountaintop removal. By October 2001, then-Deputy Interior Secretary Steven J. Griles, a former mining industry lobbyist, had ordered the project refocused toward centralizing and streamlining coal mine permitting. Cindy Tibbot, a FWS biologist involved in the EIS process, was one of many agency scientists who expressed outrage about Griles directive, stating in an internal memo: Its hard to stay quiet about this when I really believe were doing the public and the heart of the Clean Water Act a great disservice. As Tibbot put it, the only alternatives offered in Griles proposed EIS would be: alternative locations to house the rubber stamp that issues the [mining] permits. While the EIS did compile a lot of disparate information on the effects and extent of MTR, the analysis was based on mining permit maps. According to satellite analysis done by Michael Shank at the TAGIS center of the West Virginia DEP, however, those permit maps are underestimating the extent of valley fill in 6 West Virginia coal counties by about 40%. Thus, the entire EIS is based on verifiably faulty data. Despite its many flaws, however, the multi-agency environmental impact statement did provide some useful information on the extent and impacts of mountaintop removal. Here are some of the impacts and concerns expressed in the final EPA report: More than 7 percent of Appalachian forests have been cut down and more than 1,200 miles of streams across the region have been buried or polluted between 1985 and 2001. Over 1000 miles of streams have been permitted to be buried in valley fills. (for scale, this is a greater distance than the length of the entire Ohio River). Mountaintop removal mining, if it continues unabated, will cause a projected loss of more than 1.4 million acres by the end of the decade-an area the size of Delaware-with a concomitant severe impact on fish, wildlife, and bird species, not to mention a devastating effect on many neighboring communities. 800+ square miles of mountains are estimated to be already destroyed. (this is equal to a one-quarter mile wide swath of destruction from New York to San Francisco - it is also significantly underestimated). Other quotes from the 2003 report include: … studies found that the natural return of forests to mountaintop mines reclaimed with grasses under hay and pasture or wildlife post-mining land uses occurs very slowly. Full reforestation across a large mine site in such cases may not occur for hundreds of years. Because it is difficult to intercept groundwater flow, it is difficult to reconstruct free flowing streams at mountaintop removal sites. Stream chemistry monitoring efforts show significant increases in conductivity, hardness, sulfate, and selenium concentrations downstream of [mountaintop removal] operations. http://www.ilovemountains.org
Mountaintop Removal
 
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DID YOU KNOW More explosives are used every week in the extraction of coal in Appalachia, than were used in the first gulf war, and the Afghanistan war combined? Close to 2.8 billion gallons of toxic sludge, produced by cleaning coal before burning it, lies behind an earthen dam just a few hundred yards upstream of an elementary school in West Virginia? Over 2000 miles of streams have been buried and 500 square miles of mountains supporting one of the worlds most bio diverse temperate forests have been destroyed by Mountain-Top Removal coal mining in West Virginia alone. According to the West Virginia Coal Association, a little over 50 years ago, over 100,000 miners were employed in West Virginia, In 2003, that number was fewer than 15,000. Meanwhile, far more coal is being mined. TO FIND OUT MORE, CHECK OUT www.sludgesafety.org www.appvoices.org www.ohvec.org www.crmw.net www.mountainjusticesummer.org
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No More Mountaintop Removal
 
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Coal isn't clean, and its definitely not cheap. Across the Appalachians, the cost is being paid in entire mountaintops -- and in the health of the environment and its people. Between the hollows of West Virginia, beyond the bluegrass of Kentucky, and above the smoky vistas of Tennessee, companies are blowing the mountains to smithereens to get at the thin coal seams below. In the process, they are clear cutting miles of forests, filling the rivers with blasted debris, polluting the waters with toxic waste, and sacrificing the safety and sanctity of countless communities. Mountaintop removal mining is not just devastating the regions environment and quality of life. It is also steadily crushing the heart of Appalachia. Flyover courtesy SouthWings.org
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E.P.A. Vetoes W. Va. Mountaintop Coal Mine
 
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The Environmental Protection Agency has blocked what would have been one of the largest mountaintop coal mines in Appalachia, saying it would have caused irreversible damage to nearby streams.
Views: 349 theGlobalReport
What is mountaintop removal mining?
 
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Mountaintop removal mining is a version of strip mining where the whole mountain is removed to get at the layers or seams of coal or other resources underneath. However this method of mining is controversial due to the environmental damage and hazards that result.
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UBS - Appalachian Day of Action Against Mountaintop Removal Funding
 
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On May 1st, Community members in Southern Appalachia organized a Day of Action to demand UBS change their official policy and stop their funding and supporting of mountaintop removal coal mining. Mountaintop removal coal mining is a process by which companies blow up mountains to harmfully extract the coal. The resulting landscape is one of a barren wasteland. The water is left permanently polluted and the surrounding mountain communities are destroyed. We are urging residents of Appalachia and the United States as a whole, to divest from UBS wealth management services in support of our friends and family suffering under mountaintop removal coal mining in the coalfields of Southern Appalachia. For more information: http://ran.org http://www.mountainjustice.org http://www.ilovemountains.org For Additional coverage of the campaign against UBS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k31RfpTnePE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVCUZ06Ozfw http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/may/02/mountaintop-removal-opponents-target-ubs/ http://www.tagesschau.sf.tv/Nachrichten/Archiv/2012/05/02/Schweiz/Umweltschaeden-durch-Kohleabbau-die-Rolle-der-UBS?WT.zugang=front_top1
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Wells Fargo:Lootin and Pollutin in Coal Country
 
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Wells Fargo bank is funding coal companies that use a destructive resource extraction process known as mountaintop removal. Using dangerous explosives, coal companies are blasting the Appalachian Mountains apart, one coal seam at a time. Its 'cheaper' for the coal companies to employee five men, explosives and giant machines and use mountaintop removal mining than it is to use traditional underground mining practices which can take five hundred men and much more time. The motivation here is quick, greedy profit. It is clear that mountaintop removal is not beneficial for the environment and surrounding communities. With an increasing demand for cheap energy, we need to tell our banks to invest our money into renewable energy projects. Contact Wells Fargo today and tell them to commit to social and environmental sustainability TODAY!! go to this link... http://ga3.org/campaign/wells_fargo_call_day For more information on Wells Fargo's dirty investments visit www.dirtymoney.org and www.ran.org
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Bo Webb of Coal River, WV and Appalachia Rising
 
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A native son (1948 - ) returned to protect his heritage from being further destroyed by a coal mining process called Mountain Top Removal. 2010 Ecore Award Winner - http://www.encore.org/bo-webb Appalachia Rising - Mobilize to End Mountaintop Removal http://appalachiarising.org/ http://twitter.com/App_Rising http://www.youtube.com/user/AppalachiaRising http://www.youtube.com/user/bowebb24 His remarks were made on the WV State Capitol grounds, Sunday, August 23, 2009. It was a release party for the 2nd benefit CD: "Still Moving Mountains: The Journey Home" - http://auroralights.org/journey/index.php From the CD: "Appalachian Soul" by Great American Taxi - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8AFruMg5ZI (5:23 minutes) Also see: Journey Up Coal River - http://auroralights.org/map_project/ Photo: Cherry Mountain tattoo on Bo's right forearm http://www.vanityfair.com/images/politics/2006/05/poar04a_appalachia0605.jpg Bo Webb open letter to Senator Byrd (D-WV) http://appvoices.org/2009/04/06/2342/ May 2006 - The Rape of Appalachia http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2006/05/appalachia200605?printable=true Related: The Truth About Don Blankenship, 4/15/10 http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2010/04/the-truth-about-don-blankenship.html Massey Energy Wins in Court, 4/7/08 http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2008/04/youre-liable-to.html Q&A: Michael Shnayerson, Author of Coal River. 1/29/08 http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2008/01/qa-michael-shna.html --- Before the Mountain Was Moved, 1969 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lferrcK4cwQ (60 minutes) The citizens of Raleigh County, West Virginia watch as strip mining destroys the forest they've always called home. It is a land dominated by heritage, history and a simple way of living that has not seen much change in the past century. The people who live around the mining activities are not eager to see their homes, their way of living, their heritage, disappear through greed and questionable mining processes. (True story portrayed by the people who actually live it; music performed by Blood, Sweat and Tears) --- Jan/Feb 2006 - The battle for justice comes to the coal fields of Appalachia http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/166/ (Excerpt) In May 2005, when Mountain Justice volunteers started going door-to-door in an effort to identify citizens' concerns and possibly locate cancer clusters, West Virginia activist Bo Webb found that 80 percent of parents said their children came home from school with a variety of illnesses. The school, a small brick building, sits almost directly beneath a Massey Energy subsidiary's processing plant where coal is washed and stored. Coal dust settles like pollen over the playground. 10/3/10 - One man's fight against mountaintop removal http://articles.latimes.com/2010/oct/03/nation/la-na-mining-20101003 10/28/10 - The Story of Bo Webb http://www.theredmountainpost.com/mountain-top-removal-in-west-virginia-the-story-of-bo-webb-2-7937/ (Correction: Bo moved back to WV in 2000, at age 51) 9/2010 - Mining the Coal River Story http://movingpicturesmagazine.com/Features/tabid/58/entryid/3960/Mining-the-Coal-River-Story.aspx Also see: http://www.crmw.net/ http://www.ohvec.org http://www.kftc.org http://www.citizenscoalcouncil.org/ http://www.ilovemountains.org/ http://www.youtube.com/user/coalstories http://www.coalcountrythemovie.com/ http://appalshop.org/sludge/trailer.php Coal Country: Rising Up Against Mountaintop Removal Mining, 11/24/09 http://www.amazon.com/dp/1578051681/ Plundering Appalachia: The Tragedy of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining, 9/29/09 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/1601090544/ Something's Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal, 3/16/09 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/0813125464/ Coal River, 1/8/08 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002KAORZW/ Bringing Down the Mountains: The Impact of Mountaintop Removal on Southern West Virginia Communities, 9/30/07 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/1933202173/ Moving Mountains: How One Woman and Her Community Won Justice from Big Coal, 9/7/07 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/0813124417/ Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness: Radical Strip Mining and the Devastation of Appalachia, 2/2/06 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/1594489084/ === Enforcement of Strip Mining Laws - Center for Science in the Public Interest, 1975 http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/cspi-enforcement-of-strip-mining-laws-1975 COAL SURFACE MINING AND RECLAMATION: An Environmental and Economic Assessment of Alternatives COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS, UNITED STATES SENATE 93RD CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION - MARCH 1973 http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/1973-senate-report Articles from The New York Times by Ben A. Franklin, 1965 Hill People Join to Ask State to End Coal Operation Kentucky's Governor Joins 'War' on Strip Mining http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/eastern-ky-coalfield-1966
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Paying the price for mountaintop mining jobs
 
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West Virginia residents hope for strip mining projects on Blair Mountain that bring needed jobs but put their lives and health at risk.
Views: 198 CNNMoney
Mountaintop Removal Movie from iLoveMountains org
 
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There are 653 Coal Slurrys today and no one seems to be talking about it. Mountain Top Removal of the coal companies for burning coal for electricity is killing the Appalachian Mountains of the Eastern United States. Will this madness cease?
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Scientists Stand Up Against Mountaintop Removal
 
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Clean Skies News' Lee Patrick Sullivan reports from the National Press Club where a group of scientists from several universities present the results of a recent study citing reasons to call for a moratorium on mountaintop mining for coal projects.
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Justice for the Mountains
 
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Hundreds of students converge in West Virginia for their Spring Break to witness extreme energy extraction first hand and how it destroys the local communities. Learn about the dirty and dangerous life-cycles of coal, natural gas, and nuclear energy. Stand in solidarity with the communities in Virginia, West Virginia, SW Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee facing the ongoing destruction of mountaintop removal coal mining, hydraulic fracturing, and nuclear energy! Sign up for this year's Spring Break @ http://mjsb.org/ http://MountainJustice.org http://MountainKeeper.org http://facebook.com/WVcleanwaterhub http://MJSB.org http://WVhostfarms.org http://CrystalGood.net http://ACHEact.org http://FolkTalk.org http://SurvivalMediaAgency.com http://CommonsFilm.com http://BunkerFilms.com http://GreenEdgeStudios.com
Views: 1105 ProjectSurvivalMedia
What Are The Two Methods Used To Mine Coal Out Of The Ground?
 
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I Love Mountains Day - Coal Miners Speech - Kentuckians For The Commonwealth
 
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This is a coal miner and former Marine named Carl speaking before the crowd at the I Love Mountains protest in front of the Kentucky State Capital on February 14, 2013. The group is protesting mountaintop removal coal mining that is in the process of devastating the lands and waters of Eastern Kentucky.
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Blasting on Coal River Mountain, as soon as TODAY!
 
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This four-minute video clip, featuring the voices of local residents Judy Bonds and Gary Anderson, describes in vivid terms the battle to save Coal River Mountain. As Massey Energy Company begins the devastating process of mountaintop removal coal mining, local residents hope to convince decision makers to adopt their plan to build a major wind farm on the ridge instead. Studies have shown this plan would bring more long-term tax revenue to the local economy and safer, permanent jobs while protecting nearby communities from the effects of mountaintop removal. Residents worry that an eight-billion gallon toxic coal sludge dam will rupture when the blasting begins. If the dam broke, the tidal wave of toxic sludge released could endanger thousands and would dwarf the destruction of the December 2008 TVA coal ash disaster. As bulldozing begins to prep part of Coal River Mountain for mountaintop removal, some people are engaged in direct action to forestall it. The Mark Vann Song - by The Larry Keel Experience http://www.LarryKeel.com
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Razing Appalachia (Bullfrog Films clip)
 
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Directed by Sasha Waters Produced by Room 135 Productions Explores the controversial issue of mountaintop removal mining by following a grassroots fight to stop the process in West Virginia. http://www.bullfrogfilms.com/catalog/raz.html
Views: 1647 Bullfrog Films
Mountaintop Removal Section of "The Appalachians" Part 2
 
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The process of mountaintop removal is explained in this excerpt from the award-winning documentary, "The Appalachians". Director/producers Mari-Lynn Evans and Phylis Geller are currently developing a feature-length documentary on MTR, in partnership with Sierra Club Productions. Stay tuned to www.sierraclub.org for more details. And to order a full-length copy of "the Appalachians" please go to www.appalachiamyhome.com.
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