Sunday, January 25, 2009

Jan 23 2009 flyover Strip Mining

This is a video shot from a plane (Thanks Southwings!) Jan 23 2009 of strip mining on the Cumberland Plateau in Claiborne, Scott, Campbell, and Northern Anderson Counties. UMDs primary work the last few years has been working against Strip mining.

Highland Watersheds that would produce clean drinking water for a million more years are being blown up for coal. The green golf course looking strips you see is hydroseeded grass on top of huge piles of rubble from blown up mountains mashed against a highwall. Here is "clean coal".

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