Skip to comments.Coal Miners and Mountaintop Strip Mining
Posted on 09/28/2013 11:16:28 AM PDT by rktman
The Earth Justice website paints a bleak picture of strip mining which has devastated Appalachia, claiming that in the past few decades, over 2,000 miles of streams and headwaters that provide drinking water to millions of Americans have been permanently buried and destroyed. An area the size of Delaware has been flattened. Local coal communities routinely face devastating floods and adverse health effects.
If so many miles of streams that provide drinking water to millions had been buried, how do these millions get their drinking water? I also wonder if the cancer rate and lung-related illnesses are higher in these areas and if so, do we have factual evidence?
The 13,000 plus people who added their signatures on the Earth Justice website are demanding an end to mountaintop strip mining. Beautiful, young, and smiling faces, writing from various campuses around the nation, add their support to the cause of protecting the people, communities and waters of Appalachia.
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P.S. earth justice my ass! Like the elf's and other clueless didiots.
doesn’t it still rain in Appalachia?
does water still not run downhill there?
In 2010, I drove through southeast Ohio, where extensive mountain top strip mining had once taken place. After they were finished, the mining companies put the mountains back together, and there I saw no evidence that strip mining had ever taken place there.
I have often said that energy producing businesses have the ability to stop Most if not all this crap overnight, if they would just dare to man up.
Compile a List of ALL members of these organizations and simply put them on a CASH ONLY BASIS. I mean Oil Companies and their affiliated Gas Stations,Expand it to ALL American Businesses that don’t wish to support Marxism. Could you imagine the look on some losers face when he swipes his card and is rejected for no other reason than his membership in a Marxist Organization. The list could easily be integrated into the Credit Card transaction mechanism. Nobody is required to accept a check or credit card of ANY KIND, Including Businesses.
If anyone has hiked in this part of the country, they know that the terrain makes any use of these lands nearly impossible. In their original shape, they were only good for looking at. The left (er, “progressives”) loves the land in its original shape only when it excludes human use. If you doubt that, look at how fiercely they advocate that fire roads must not be allowed in wilderness areas.
After a hill is topped, the flat land can be put to productive use. That should count for something, but with too many people, it does not.
Some of the most beautiful parks and ‘green spaces’ I have ever seen were reclaimed open pit coal mines.
And some of the most interesting places I have ever seen were unreclaimed metals mines in the mountain peaks and valleys of the West and Southwest.
Even those ‘unhealed scars’ have a certain beauty.
They’d be accused of photoshopping the landscape kind of like the phony town that was built in blazing saddles. Looks nice but doesn’t really exist. LOL!
The environmental loons have been around for a long long time.
I’m from Appalachia. The enviro-wackos are full of crap. The mountains and creeks are still there, and flash flooding has always been a problem because of the natural terrain.
And here I thought the evil coal companies wanted to top all the mountains in WV, fill all the valleys with the tailings and make WV flat all the way across. LOL! Enviro-wackos is a good name for these asshats.
For the last few years, it seems like it never stops raining.
The end of February is now the beginning of our “monsoon season” which lasts until mid-June.