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Mowing Down the Mountains

Alright, Nicky’s telling me some people had trouble accessing the Washington Post graphic I linked to in yesterday’s MTR post. So here it is, reprinted below in full. This shows how a mountain–called “overburden” if you want to mow it down; called nature if you have any sense of decency–goes from geology to valley fill.…

The Bush Administration put Mountain Top Removal (MTR) on its list of “midnight rules” – a parting shot at the end of this administration in favor of an environmentally destructive industry, a final gut punch undermining of ecosystems in Appalachia. The Times wrote about this a few weeks ago and Friend of the Fair Jody…

The Washington Post ran an excellent story on Mountaintop Removal (MTR) in West Virginia on the front page of this week’s Sunday paper. The story is notable for several reasons. “This area once was once an open valley with a stream.” Image credit: Michael Williamson, Washington Post.

I’m continuing to play up this same theme of blowing up mountains not to beat a dead horse but because not many people, still, know about the horse. Click below for a link that shows how you personally are connected to mountaintop removal. It goes to addressing this question: what’s mountaintop removal have to do…

Clearly there is now a growing need for a special section at the bookstore on Mountaintop Removal (MTR). We made a section at this blog for MTR posts when we started, since it is an issue of local immediacy (I’m close to the Appalachian mountains being blown up, at least regionally speaking), a clear case…

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Mountaintop Rescue

Honestly, I didn’t intend to barrage the site with this series of MTR posts, but a lot of news came through in the past few weeks. One is this New York Times Editorial on Mountaintop removal legal action (I’m also pasting it under the fold). Another is the court case that the editorial refers to…

Wish You Were Here!

Check these out: “postcards” from Appalachia have been placed as ads on Washington DC Metro. The new ad campaign –from the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition (OHVEC and at this new website, Stop Mountaintop Removal.org) — takes the issue of visibility as its premise: if we can see/are forced to see the connections our consumption patterns…

Grist has been posting many excellent links, discussions, and interviews about Mountaintop Coal Removal in the Appalachians. It’s been a while since we added to our MTR posts (one, two, three, four), so allow me to do so now. photo source: Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition First is an article in Blue Ridge Country by Peter…

[When we last left our dueling bloggers, they were reading Erik Reece’s Death of a Mountain. And now, part 2, as continued from the first part of the conversation, wherein — beyond the Reece article — the bloggers made mention of mountains, their Appalachian disappearance, the new availability of golfing in West Virginia and Kentucky,…