Where there is mountaintop removal, there is so much more vulnerability to extreme weather, ie. tornadoes, etc. The mountains used to serve as buffers against that....is my impression and understanding. Humans are great at ruining what God has created and putting other humans in greater danger of the elements!
Yes, and of course its always the rich corporations who put the poor people in jeopardy knowing full well they can't fight their big money. We all have to keep up the pressure in order to get anything important accomplished.
Climb every mountain,
Ford every stream,
Follow every rainbow,
'Till you find your dream.
The mountains of west Virginia are our dream.
thank you Rodgers and Hammerstein.
Mountains don"t grow back. They just leave a big ugly hole. It's stupid just like the people doing it.
There will be new mountain ranges but not for a long time!
Big Money must NOT be allowed to corrupt the earth for the sake of corporate profits. Mountain top removal has ramifications that impact the ecosystem in ways too numerous to list here. Just because it can technologically be done, doesn't mean it should happen. The government must stop this madness..
This is DISGUSTING! This absolutely makes me want to string up everyone involved in it! No excuses by the billionaires suffice!
Because these people need our help!
I'm from the U.K and travelled around the wonderful Appalachians in 2011 and it inspired me to write a novel. I hope it will be standing for years to come to inspire us all again and again.
My daughter is very active with Mountain Justice, and was arrested yesterday in an action in Bristol, VA. I wish our young people would not have to go through this in order to stop something destructive that never should have been allowed to happen in the first place!
for anyone that has ever spent any time in the mountains, they would understand why.......