Businessmen and their corporations in the United States rig the world's oldest mountains with explosives completely destroying ancient ecosystems to extract an amount of coal that burns away in a few weeks time...

"The topography and the hydrology of mountain top mined watersheds are radically altered—valley contours are flattened and precipitation is routed through rock lined ditches on the surface or percolates through fill material. Even after reclamation, the vegetation is dramatically different. The alteration in topography persists forever and it will take centuries to reestablish the soils and forests that were historically present. The impacts of mountain top mining are more severe than other land use changes within these watersheds (e.g. clear cutting, residential development) because they are immense in scale and lead to irreversible alterations of watersheds."—Mountaintop Mining Valley Fills and Aquatic Ecosystems


June 25, 2009 U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife
The Impacts of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining on Water Quality in Appalachia

June 11, 2009 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Interior and the Corps of Engineers agree to reduce environmental impacts of mountaintop coal mining in Appalachia

March 25, 2009 U.S. Senate
Appalachia Restoration Act S.696

Mountaintop Removal

  • Mountaintop removal coal mining drops sharply - The Courier-Journal
  • 200000 People Demand Congress Puts an End to Mountaintop Removal - EcoWatch
  • US Interior Dept. Just Made Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining A Lot More Expensive - CleanTechnica
  • Groups Call On Congress To Bar New Permits For Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining - Huffington Post
  • Coal Production Using Mountaintop Removal Mining Decreased By 62% Since 2008 - CleanTechnica
  • More Than 200000 People Demand Congress Puts an End to Mountaintop Removal - Truth-Out
  • Two states pull out of mountaintop removal rule process - The Hill
  • Mountaintop Mining Down 62 Percent - Wheeling Intelligencer
  • One of the brothers in the hit documentary “The Wolfpack” gives a damn about ... - Grist
  • Mountaintop Removal Is Encroaching On Communities In Appalachia - ThinkProgress
  • Most States Can Easily Comply With the EPA's Clean Power Plan, So Why Are Some ... - Huffington ...
  • Mountaintop removal mining is a crime against Appalachia - Al Jazeera America
  • Why We Need to End Mountaintop Removal Now - EcoWatch
  • Floyd County's Handshoe wants to sue state over mining pollution - Glasgow Daily Times
  • Pipeline may help Va., not W.Va. jobs - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
  • Activist Appalachian law firm wages war on coal - Environment & Energy Publishing
  • Kentucky Prison Project Opposed Over Threats to Endangered Wildlife, Water and ... - Center for Biol...
  • Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Ends on March 16 - EcoWatch
  • Banks stop financing mountaintop removal - The Courier-Journal
  • PNC Bank Will Cease Investments in Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining - EcoWatch
  • Video

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    Appalachian Voices Protect our Mountain Heritage

    "That's not mining. It's just pure rape."
    Mine Inspector on Mountaintop Removal