Deep layers of underground coal are all but gone in West Virginia after 200 years of relentless mining, leaving thinner seams of coal on top of the state's beautiful mountains. But surface mining carries a huge cost: nothing less than mountains themselves. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how the Appalachian landscape is being fundamentally and irrevocably changed.
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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
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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
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"What is the ethical obligation of the scientist who believes populations are in danger?" That was the question that professor Michael Hendryx asked himself when he began to uncover the detrimental health effects of mountain top removal in Appalachia. Mountaintop removal mining—the practice of blowing off the tops of mountains in order to access coal with lower sulfur content—holds fewer health risks for miners, but the health implications for people living in close proximity to MTR locations have long been unknown, and even disputed. With their research, Michael and his team found evidence that the populations living near mountaintop removal sites saw significantly higher rates of birth defects, serious disease, and mortality. However, Michael's research met strong opposition from the coal industry and from local coal country governments, who didn't want his findings to be shared. Tune in to Michael's 2017 TEDMED Talk to find out how he's working to stand up for the Appalachians living near MTR sites and to establish the public health consequences of coal mining once and for all.
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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
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beneath the surface COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS FOR THE GLOBAL MINING THREAT Project Vision: Preventing Human Rights Abuses Related to Mining The objective of this multi-‐year project is to build a multimedia toolkit that educates, empowers, and connects communities impacted by extractive industries. The toolkit aims to stop human rights abuses before they occur and to put communities in a strong position to protect their rights and fight for justice. The project uses videos to share stories and practical advice from communities already impacted by mining with communities where mining will soon occur. These stories will form the foundation of a video toolkit that provides communities with strategies and techniques for protecting their rights, and inspires them to action. Cutting Edge Tools for Community Organizations All videos will be published with a facilitator’s guide to help maximize the impact of video screenings and support communities in taking meaningful action. Videos will be distributed on DVDs, USBs, and online, along with links to relevant guides and further information on key topics and strategies covered in the videos. Key partners will also be provided with projection equipment and hands-‐on training to launch their grassroots distribution program. Video Collection: Year 1 ● The Impacts of Mining (Peru, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe) ● Baseline Data and Environmental Monitoring (Nigeria) ● Community Mapping and Resistance to Mining (Ghana) ● Building a Resistance Movement (Peru, forthcoming) ● Negotiating for Environmental Protections (Bolivia, forthcoming) ● Resettlement and Relocation (Zimbabwe, forthcoming) Iteration & Year 2 The second phase of our project emphasizes distribution, feedback, and iteration. We will hold special screenings with target audiences in Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and other countries where mining poses an imminent threat. We are also seeking feedback from experts and practitioners on how to improve the content, and our distribution and implementation strategy. Get Involved! If you’re interested in collaborating on the project, hosting a screening, or providing advice or feedback, please contact Jessie Landerman at [email protected]
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This video gives background information on Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining and was created for a project in Environmental Engineering 1. The purpose was for background only--no information on the effects are shown, although the impacts of Mountaintop Removal (both on humans and on the environment) are significant and negative. Please watch and leave a comment for me! The information in this video was obtained from: http://mountainjustice.org/facts/steps.php ; information about the impacts of Mountaintop Removal can also be found there.
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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
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This excerpt of the award-winning documentary "The Appalachians" by Mari-Lynn Evans and Phylis Geller focuses on the effects of mountaintop removal (MTR) on the people of Appalachia. The directors, along with Sierra Club Productions are developing a feature-length documentary on MTR and the brave citizens who are fighting to put an end to it. Stay tuned to www.sierraclub.org for details. And to order a full-length copy of "The Appalachians" please go to www.appalachiamyhome.com.
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In Appalachia, a last-minute change in mining rules by the Bush Administration affects how coal companies can dump debris in watersheds -- a major environmental impact from mountaintop-removal mining operations. Visit AssignmentEarth.org to learn more!
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To the men and women that work tirelessly in and out of the mines and to the six men trapped in the Crandall Canyon Mine in Huntington, Utah. Photo essay on coal mining in Appalachia. All photos by Jenn Ackerman www.jennackerman.com
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Polluting our air, water, and land, coal production and usage profoundly affects our environment. Clean air, clean water - our birthright? This previews the documentary: Burning the Future: Coal in America directed by David Novack. This compelling documentary explores the effects the nation's coal dependency has on the residents of the Appalachian states, a region plagued by toxic water, devastating floods and disappearing mountain ranges. Novack's cameras observe West Virginian activists mount a seemingly impossible battle against the U.S. government-backed coal industry to save their families, their communities and their way of life.
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A Congressional hearing this morning focused in part on efforts by Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) and others to study the health consequences of mountaintop removal coal mining. Displaying a bottle of contaminated water from the well of the Urias family in Eastern Kentucky, Yarmuth questioned Dr. Matthew Wasson, director of programs for Appalachian Voices, about the need for such a study. The hearing took place in the House Committee on Energy and Commerce's Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy. "They don't need a website in their community to know there's a health problem associated with that water," Yarmuth said of those who live near mountaintop removal mining sites. "If that were the drinking water here in Congress, we not only wouldn't drink it -- we would not stand for it." Despite more than 20 peer-reviewed studies showing correlations between increased health risks and mountaintop removal mining, the federal government has yet to conduct a single study on the health consequences of the practice, in which coal operators use heavy machinery and explosives to remove upper levels of mountains and access coal seams beneath. These operations often result in contamination of surrounding land and water supplies. This Congress, Yarmuth introduced H.R. 526, the Appalachian Community Health Emergency (ACHE) Act, which would halt permits for mountaintop removal mining operations until the federal government can study its health impacts on nearby communities and declare the practice safe. According to recent peer-reviewed research, people living near mountaintop removal coal mining sites have increased rates of cancer, birth defects, and mortality. Additionally, an analysis in the journal Science found communities near mountaintop removal coal mining sites experience higher rates of chronic heart, lung, and kidney disease, as well as higher levels of adult hospitalizations for chronic pulmonary disorders and hypertension.
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Matt Wasson is an ecologist, and he sees a problem. Every week in Appalachia, West Virginia, mountaintops are blown up to get coal. This fills the air with toxic dust clouds and lowers the water quality for those living around the mountains. But it’s not just an issue for the immediate vicinity. “The idea of blowing up these mountains to power our light switches is a very sad prospect,” Matt says. Coal companies blow up the mountaintops, but we can’t afford to be wasteful and careless in how we produce and consume energy any longer. We must take responsibility for our actions toward nature and the effect they will have on future generations. We must protect our mountains. And that’s exactly what Matt, director of programs for Appalachian Voices, plans to do. Join the award-winning online campaign he created, and stand up to stop mountaintop removal coal mining on http://iLoveMountains.org. -- Produced by Wanderlust Festival (http://wanderlust.com) Filmed and edited by: Circus Picnic (http://circuspicnic.com/) Filmed at Wanderlust Snowshoe 2015 Additional footage: (http://appalachianvoices.org)
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Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 Over 200 volunteers from more than 27 states attended the 5th Annual End Mountaintop Removal Week in Washington. They met with members of Congress and asked them to co-sponsor the Clean Water Protection Act (H.R. 1310) and the Appalachia Restoration Act (S 696). Please take a moment today to support their efforts! By calling your Representative in Congress today, you can help make the case that now is the time end mountaintop removal coal mining. produced by Appalachian Voices, Dorst Media Works, and the Alliance for Appalachia. Special thanks to Benji Burrell, Dan Evans, Steve Dorst, Chad Stevens, and Mary Anne and Than Hitt.
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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
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Earthjustice Senior Legislative Counsel Joan Mulhern testifies before the U.S. Congress about the devastating effects of mountaintop removal coal mining.
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Scientists Call for Ban on Mountaintop Removal An exhaustive new scientific study concludes the coal mining practice of mountaintop removal is so dangerous to the environment and public health that it should be banned. Published in the journal Science, the study by a team of twelve scientists is said to be the most comprehensive look at mountaintop removal to date. The study says increases in birth defects, cancers, fish kill and water contamination were among the effects of mountaintop removal. The studys lead author, Margaret Palmer of the University of Maryland, said, Scientists are not usually that comfortable coming out with policy recommendations, but this time the results were overwhelming [The] only conclusion that one can reach is that mountaintop mining needs to be stopped. The study comes on the heels of this weeks controversial approval of a new mining permit for the Hobet 45 mine in West Virginia.
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TOUR INSIDE THE MINE! Quote the Explosives Expert, "This is what we call zero impact mining" Kentucky Strip Mine Tour Mountain top removal, big machines, trucks, bulldozers, tractors viewed from Robinson Forest's fire tower and inside the mine. Strip mine operations are taking place just outside of the Robinson Forest. Natural Resource Conservation & Management undergraduates see it first hand in this strip mine field study class. No naturalists were harmed in the making of this video, however the forest was destroyed and the mountain is gone. Ping =^.^= For Complete Playlists & Full Episodes http://GoBigBlue.com/ http://VideoFreeLexington.com/ ====================== geology, zero impact mining, ditches, mountaintop removal, dirty water, coal, blasting, rock pit, dynamite, drilling, dumptruck
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Rep. Raul Ruiz of California, a medical doctor, speaks on Sept. 10, 2015, about the health effects of mountaintop removal mining and why it needs to be treated as a serious environmental and public health issue. You can learn more at http://democrats-naturalresources.house.gov.
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Novelist House (Clay's Quilt) and Kentucky journalist Howard, both "children of Appalachia," decided to pick up where the national media have left off in their environmental obsession, illuminating the long-growing mining crisis in Central Appalachia. Twelve Appalachians-among them a college student, former union organizers, community activists and the octogenarian "mother of folk," Jean Ritchey-provide first-hand accounts of a disappearing way of life, a vital ecology in rapid decline, an industry that refuses to take responsibility for the devastation it causes (blowing the tops off mountains is only the latest, most destructive technique), and a nation too hooked on cheap energy to help. If nothing else, these oral histories will give readers a sense of what's at stake on a personal level. Student Nathan Hall calls mining the best job he ever had: "I met the most interesting characters of my life... the most hilarious, most good hearted." Says Judy Bond, lifelong resident of the leading coal-producing county in W.V., "The more coal we mine, the poorer we get." This important collection illuminates the ongoing betrayal of the American mining town.
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This video explains what effects mining could have on our planet environmentally, and also talks about the positives as well. This was a video I made as a high school student for a natural resources project. Note: I do not own any of the rights of the music used in this video. All rights go to their respective owners.
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America's Most Endangered Mountains - Ison Rock Ridge, VA Pledge to Help End Mountaintop Removal. Visit: www.iLoveMountains.org - - - COMMUNITY STORY - - - Just like the region that bears its name, the town of Appalachia, Virginia, is being threatened by new permits for mountaintop removal mining. Appalachia and nearby Andover are small communities in southwest Virginia. At one time these towns were nestled in the low-lying mountains of the region, but in the last decade or so mountaintop removal has destroyed areas all around them. Now they only have one mountain left. Ison Rock Ridge comes off of Black Mountain on the Virginia / Kentucky border and runs southeast toward the town of Appalachia. Its preservation is essential to the quality of life for the people in the community. Without it, residents lose an important ecosystem, and fear the destruction of their homes from landslides, as well as the contamination of their water from valley fill sediment. They also worry about disturbance from blasting and the resultant dust that often accompanys mountaintop removal mine sites. Though the federal permit for mining on the ridge was sent back to the Army Corps of Engineers by the Environmental Protection Agency for its failure to consider the cumulative environmental impact of many mountaintop removal mines in a concentrated area, residents fear that the mine may be allowed with only minor changes on the state level. According to the local environmental group Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS), the Ison Rock Ridge mine would destroy three miles of streams and fill nine valleys with more than 11 million cubic yards of rock and dirt. To support Pete and his community contact: Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (276) 565-1083 • www.samsva.org SAMS is committed to stopping the destruction of communities by surface coal mining and to help rebuild sustainable communities.
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Recorded on February 18, 2011 using a Flip Video camcorder.
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1/18/2011 - Spruce Mine Veto: Engineering study shows Arch Coal could have greatly reduced impacts at little cost http://blogs.wvgazette.com/coaltattoo/2011/01/18/spruce-mine-veto-engineering-study-shows-arch-coal-could-have-greatly-reduced-impacts-at-little-cost/ On January 13, 2011, EPA decided to revoke the 404 permit that had been issued to the Spruce #1 Mine. This is video from a packed public hearing held in Charleston, WV on May 18, 2010 -- more about the hearing: http://wvgazette.com/News/201005180947 1/13/2011 - Word is just coming down that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has vetoed the largest single mountaintop removal permit in West Virginia history. The move is part of an Obama administration crackdown aimed at reducing the effects of mountaintop removal coal-mining on the environment and on coalfield communities in Appalachian — impacts that scientists are increasingly finding to be pervasive and irreversible. (Continued) http://blogs.wvgazette.com/coaltattoo/2011/01/13/breaking-news-epa-vetoes-spruce-mine-permit/ 1/13/2011 - More on the EPA decision http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/01/13/west.virginia.epa.coal/ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/01/13/AR2011011307095.html 1/12/2011 - http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2011/01/12/egg-farmers-cattlemen-lobby-white-house-to-allow-wva-coal-mine/ (Excerpt) Nearly two dozen industry groups --- including the National Realtors Association, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association and, yes, the United Egg Producers --- are urging the White House to stop the Environmental Protection Agency from yanking a water permit for a mountaintop-removal coal mining project in Logan County, West Virginia that would be one of the largest in Appalachia. Why do those industries care about Arch Coal Inc.'s Spruce No. 1 mine? Because, like coal producers, their businesses require federal water permits. If EPA pulls the permit, it would mark the first time in the agency's 40-year history that it canceled a water permit after it was issued --- a scary precedent in the groups' eyes. "The implications could be staggering, reaching all areas of the U.S. economy including but not limited to the agriculture, home building, mining, transportation and energy sectors," the groups say in a letter dated Tuesday to Nancy Sutley, chairwoman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. 10/15/2010 - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's regional administrator, Shawn Garvin, has recommended that his agency veto the Clean Water Act permit for the controversial Spruce No. 1 Mine in Logan County, W.Va. http://blogs.wvgazette.com/coaltattoo/2010/10/15/breaking-news-epa-regional-administrator-recommends-historic-veto-of-spruce-mine-permit/ Spruce No. 1 mine was originally permitted by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) to Hobet Mining, Inc., a subsidiary of Arch Coal, Inc., in November 1998. The 404 permit associated with valley fills proposed for the mine was initially approved by USACE in January 1999. However, subsequent events prevented the mine from moving forward in the permit process until 2007. (More) http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Spruce_1_Mine 7/14/2010 - Project's Fate May Predict the Future of Mining http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/15/us/15mining.html Slideshow (14) http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2010/07/14/us/MINING.html 9/22/2010 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbfwcE6FGr8 Protest about the pending decision on the Spruce Mine by Rainforest Action Network (RAN) at the EPA Headquarters ==== The Last Mountain, in competiton for Sundance 2011 U.S. Documentary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtOCnxPe0No http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VZqpgaZUP0E Fighting Mountain Top Removal (MTR) coal mining - a bargin with the devil http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKw4CM_aBmc Power - Progress - Coal: Mountain Top Development - The True Story http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XG9UwwPKWPU This clip is from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nyvp3tomCfg === Educating the Children of Appalachia (1940) documentary http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vft4WClr9Vo
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Interior Dept. halts study into Appalachian mining technique's likely health hazards ►Subcribe Hot News 24H Channel here : https://goo.gl/Er2x9V ►G+ : https://goo.gl/SwHWD2 ------------------------------------------------- Interior Dept. halts study into Appalachian mining technique's likely health hazards (CNN)The Trump administration has halted a study of the health effects of a common mining technique in Appalachia, which is believed to deposit waste containing toxic minerals in ground waters. A letter from the Interior Department directed the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine to "cease all work" on a study of the potential health risks of mountaintop removal mining for people living near surface coal mine sites in central Appalachia. The Interior Department acknowledged in a statement that it had "put on hold" $1 million in funding for the two-year project as part of a review of its grants, which is focused on "responsibly using taxpayer dollars." "The Trump Administration is dedicated to responsibly using taxpayer dollars and that includes the billions of dollars in grants that are doled out every year by the Department of the Interior," the statement said. Still, the National Academies -- a nongovernmental institution that researches and advises the government on science and technology -- plans to move forward with part of the research, and will hold previously scheduled public meetings this week in Kentucky, the Academies said in a statement. Political reaction was swift to the Trump administration's decision to suspend the study of "the potential relationship between increased health risks and living in proximity to sites that have been or are being mined or reclaimed for surface coal deposits," which began last year and was expected to take two years to complete. "Mountaintop removal mining has been shown to cause lung cancer, heart disease, and other medical problems," Democratic Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona, the ranking democrat on the House Committee of Natural Resources, said in a statement. "Clearly this administration and the Republican Party are trying to stop the National Academy of Sciences from uncovering exactly how harmful this practice is," Grijalva said. "It's infuriating that Trump would halt this study on the health effects of mountaintop removal coal mining, research that people in Appalachia have been demanding for years," said Bill Price, Senior Appalachia Organizing Representative for environmental advocacy group Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign. A growing controversy Scientists estimate that mountaintop removal mining, a form of surface mining, has occurred on at least 500 Appalachian mountaintops. It became popular in the late 1960s as a way of harvesting coal deposits too thin to work from a coal mine. In this form of mining, the land is first cleared of forests and vegetation, then explosives are used to break up the first layer of rock into smaller pieces known as "spoil." ... ------------------------------------------------- ►SOURCE : https://goo.gl/97rScq ►Interior Dept. halts study into Appalachian mining technique's likely health hazards ►Thank you for watching the video #hotnews24h #politics #breaking #news #newstoday #usa ------------------------------------------------- ►Playlist Video hot News 24H Trump Today : https://goo.gl/UqyB37 US NEWS : https://goo.gl/91WjwH ► Video HOT : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdSmdWDEBDM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-Onc7r4IpQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_r5Me8kdg4k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Feeyb_NNhLM ------------------------------------------------- ►Videos can use content-based copyright law contains reasonable use Fair Use (https://www.youtube.com/yt/copyright/) Very excited to partner with other electronic newspaper pages
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Click here to make a difference - http://earthjustice.org/mymtrstory In the spring of 2009, Amber moved to be with family in the small mountain town of Ameagle, in the heart of West Virginia's coal country. In Ameagle, she was surrounded by mountaintop removal coal mining and was awakened to its effects on communities, families, clean water, and the land. She saw her water poisoned and wants to protect her little brother from mountaintop removal. "We need to end mountaintop removal for the health and safety of West Virginians. My little brother is the next generation, and he is going to grow up with this all around him. He deserves clean air. He doesn't need to worry about poisoned water and breathing in air with explosives, heavy metals, dust particles from the explosions. I'm fighting for my family, heritage, culture, and rights that everybody else in this country has." Amber has joined a growing community of people fighting to stop mountaintop removal. To learn more about her story click here - http://earthjustice.org/mountain-heroes/amber-whittington
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Find more effects of mining right here: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/how-does-mining-affect-the-environment.html Mining is the source of all the substances that cannot be obtained by industrial processes or through agriculture. Mining reaps huge profits for the companies that own them and provides employment to a large number of people. It is also a huge source of revenue for the government. Despite its economic importance, the effects of mining on the environment is a pressing issue. Mining activities require the clearing of large areas of land. The chemicals used in the mining process often escape into the environment causing pollution. Watch this video to know how mining affects the environment.
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The Topless America Project is a coalition of students, artists, and activists who have been documenting the fight against mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia since 2006 and are dedicated to spreading awareness of this issue. This is a sample from their self-produced documentary, "Topless America" (now in post production) In this segment the film crew teams up with the Eco Justice Collaborative and joins a delegation of Chicago based environmental activists and a city alderman to West Virginia to study mountaintop removal coal mining and the effects it has on Appalachian communities. The team participated in flyovers, made possible by SouthWings.org, and visited Larry Gibson at the infamous Kayford Mountain. Also, representatives from Coal River Mountain Watch held a discussion with the group. In addition, a tour of Marsh Fork Elementary School was led by West Virginia activists, Ed Wiley and Lorelei Scarbro. For more information on mountaintop removal or The Topless America Project, please visit: www.ToplessAmerica.Org Or Email: [email protected]
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Researchers say mountaintop removal coal mining is making people sick across Appalachia. Learn more about this story at www.newsy.com/72890 See more at https://www.newsy.com/topics/revolt/ Like Newsy on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/newsyvideos/ Follow Newsy on Twitter: www.twitter.com/newsyvideos
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Daryl Hannah on the problems surrounding Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining. Shot at Marsh Fork Elementary in Southern West Virginia, 400 yds from a Massey Energy Coal Mine. Ms. Hannah was arrested shortly thereafter along with Dr. James Hansen and 30 climate activists.
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Mountaintop Removal and the injustice of the coal industry
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