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Appalacians fight Mountain-top Removal-1/2 YouTube

Apr 29, 2008 · West ia Grandfather Takes on the Coal Industry Ed Wiley on His Battle Against Mountaintop Removal Mining It's been described as "the government-sanctioned bombing of Appalachia." The

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Trump Administration Kills Study on The Weather Channel

Aug 22, 2017 · The Obama administration ordered the $1 million, two-year study to investigate mountaintop removal in four states, with an emphasis on studying the "effects from surface coal

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Environmentalists, Coal Industry Battle Over Mountaintop

Environmentalists, Coal Industry Battle Over Mountaintop Mining Published by MAC on 2005-07-10 Source Knight Ridder Newspapers Environmentalists, coal industry battle over mountaintop mining. July 10, 2005. By Bob Downing, Knight Ridder Newspapers. BOB WHITE, W.Va. (KRT) Maria Gunnoe could be the poster child for a

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President Obama End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Jan 09, 2013 · As President Barack Obama's second term begins, Americans are looking for more leadership on clean energy and an end to pollution that harms public health and contributes to climate disruption. Now is the time to eliminate mountaintop removal coal mining.

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Mountaintop Removal is Killing People Free Speech TV

In reality the fact is mountaintop removal is killing people. These facts are out and available to anyone who wants to see them. Please understand that the majority of people in Appalachia are against mountaintop removal coal mining. The only ones who support it

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End Mountaintop Removal Mining Al Jazeera America

Apr 07, 2015 · Thirty years ago, I listened to the beleaguered breathing of union mine leader John Woody in Matoaka as he described the industry's denial of deadly black lung problems in the face of scientific evidence, and the need for federal intervention to implement new workplace safety laws.. I hear the same expressions of denial about mountaintop removal's deadly impact from coal industry lobbyists

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Mountaintop Removal in Appalachia Southern

Across central Appalachia, the coal industry is leaving a path of destruction in the wake of mountaintop removal coal mining. For the industry, this is a relatively cheap and expedient way to extract coal, but for the environment and nearby communities, the costs are staggering.

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Mixed bag on mountaintop-removal mining decision from

Jun 12, 2009 · Mixed bag on mountaintop-removal mining decision from Obama sdministration The coal industry continues to find ways to pollute and

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Mountaintop mining loses court battle US news

Jun 14, 2007 · Judge rules against mountaintop mining to remove sediment from streams at mountaintop removal coal mines questions in the coal industry about the future of mountaintop removal mining in

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White House Orders End to Risk Study on Mountaintop Coal

Aug 21, 2017 · White House Orders End to Risk Study on Mountaintop Coal Mining August on Friday ordered researchers to halt work on an independent study of the potential health risks posed by mountaintop removal coal mining for nearby communities in Appalachia. In an August 18 letter, the U.S. Department of the Interior asked the National Academies of

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Grassroots Progress Report evaluates Obama's mountaintop

Dec 01, 2014 · Front Page » News » Breaking News » Grassroots Progress Report evaluates Obama's mountaintop removal for the coal industry, cancer and growing national concerns over

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Is This the End for Coal?

Sep 22, 2009 · "It's almost comical the way the administration is going back and forth over mountaintop removal," says Brune. But Brune and other environmentalists say they still hold out hope that Obama will take on the coal industry as part of his efforts to tackle global warming.

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Obama and coal industry battle over mountaintop removal

Jul 16, 2015 · Obama and coal industry battle over mountaintop removal Lexington Herald Leader we are confident that yet another new regulation from the Obama Administration about Kentucky coal is

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Mountaintop removal for coal Solid Waste & Recycling

PETTUS, W.Va.//February 3, 2009//Plans to start blasting as part of the mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining operation on West ia's Coal River Mountain could compromise an eight-billion-gallon coal sludge dam that is roughly 10 times bigger than the coal ash dam that was breached in late December 2008, in Kingsport, Tenn.

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Fight against mountaintop removal making headway

Dec 07, 2009 · Fight against mountaintop removal making headway. By Sue Sturgis December 7, 2009. " projects in West ia, Texas and Alabama, in which he criticized "some pretty inflammatory statements from the coal industry." The uphill battle against mountaintop removal. May 15, 2009.

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Appalachian Leaders Bring Message to Obama Administration

Sep 08, 2014 · Mountaintop removal and other coal industry abuses have long compromised the waters of Central Appalachia. Over 2,000 miles of stream have been buried by mountaintop removal alone and mountaintop removal has destroyed 10% of

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Coal Christians For The Mountains

Appalachian Coal Economy Losing Energy Price Battle with Shale Gas (Bloomberg, March, 2012) Controversy over Jobs vs. Envirionment Mountaintop Removal Communities (Fayette, County, WV, August, 2012) Candidates Romney and Obama Grovel and Pander Before King Coal, instead of Exposing Its Harm and more on the Election and Coal (Ken Ward)

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e-WV Mountaintop Removal Mining

The issue of mountaintop removal became a critical one during the 2010 election in West ia. The coal industry donated millions to candidates who opposed more rigorous regulation. In West ia, some candidates emphasized their support of coal mining, while others were outspoken in their opposition to the practice of mountaintop removal.

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Obama Must Say No to the Coal Barons Desecrating Our

Jun 08, 2009 · Now is the time for us to flex some grass-roots political muscle and force Obama to stick to his promise to stop mountaintop coal removal. for whatever his state's coal industry wants, met

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A Plea to President Obama End Mountaintop Coal Mining

Jun 21, 2009 · We must make clear to Congress, to the EPA, and to the Obama administration that we the people want mountaintop removal abolished and we want a move toward a rapid phase-out of coal emissions now. The time for half measures and caving in to polluting industries is over. It is time for citizens to demand — yes, we can.

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Mixed bag on mountaintop-removal mining decision from

Jun 12, 2009 · Mixed bag on mountaintop-removal mining decision from Obama sdministration The coal industry continues to find ways to pollute and

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Environment vs. jobs in new Battle of Blair Mountain CNN

Jun 14, 2011 · CNN In America's documentary, "The Battle for Blair Mountain," goes behind both sides of the fight over mountaintop removal for coal. Is it creating jobs or poisoning communities?

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As Massey Energy Blasts West ia's Coal River

There have been a number of recent developments around the controversial practice of mountaintop removal coal mining, wherein coal companies remove the tops of mountains with explosives.

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Appalachian and National Organizations Defend Obama

Oct 14, 2010 · Mountaintop removal is a destructive form of coal mining, using explosives to blow up mountains and expose the coal under them. Coal companies then dump toxic rubble and waste over the side of the mountain into valleys below, polluting and burying streams. More than 2,000 miles of streams have been buried by mountaintop removal coal mining to date.

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Massey Energy Is Not The Only Mountaintop Removal

Jun 10, 2011 · This week, hundreds of protesters are marching to Blair Mountain in West ia to call for an end to mountaintop removal coal mining. The march commemorates the Battle of Blair Mountain one of the most significant labor battles in American history, and one of the few times in history when a sitting U.S. president threatened to use air strikes against American citizens.

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Coal Community Residents Again Ask Congress For Health

This article was originally published by Ohio Valley ReSource. Residents of Appalachian coal communities told a Congressional subcommittee Tuesday that the controversial mining practice known as mountaintop removal should be halted until its health effects are better studied. Late in the Obama administration, the National Academy of Sciences launched a study into the health effects for []

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Documentary about mountaintop removal premiers at Sundance

Jan 25, 2011 · Documentary about mountaintop removal premiers at Sundance awareness is rising in the battle over Appalachian mountaintop mining." "The coal industry receives a proper thumping in the

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Mountaintop Removal in West ia Earthjustice

Mountaintop removal coal mining, often described as "strip mining on steroids," is an extremely destructive form of mining that is devastating Appalachia. In the past few decades, over 2,000 miles of streams and headwaters that provide drinking water for millions of Americans have been permanently buried and destroyed. An area the size of Delaware has been flattened.

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