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    ++[Meme:GangsOfAmerica Businessmen and their corporations] in the United States rig [Wikipedia:Appalachian_Mountains the world's oldest mountains] with explosives [Deoxy:poe.htm 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.'''"--~~'''''[http://wvgazette.com/static/mtrwhitepaper.pdf Mountaintop Mining Valley Fills and Aquatic Ecosystems]'''''~~
    == News ==
    ;'''June 25, 2009''' U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Water and Wildlife:[http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Hearings.Hearing&Hearing_id=f5a65b16-802a-23ad-47d0-66e783de9ee0&CFID=1768960&CFTOKEN=87913029 The Impacts of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining on Water Quality in Appalachia]
    ;'''June 11, 2009''' U.S. Environmental Protection Agency:[http://www.epa.gov/Region3/mtntop/ Interior and the Corps of Engineers agree to reduce environmental impacts of mountaintop coal mining in Appalachia]
    ;'''March 25, 2009''' U.S. Senate:[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:S.696.IS: Appalachia Restoration Act S.696]
    <news feed="mtr">
    == Video ==
    #MAGIC Videx q='Mountaintop OR coal'
    == Help ==
    || '''[http://www.ilovemountains.org/ iLoveMountains.org]''' || End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining ||
    || '''[http://www.appvoices.org/ Appalachian Voices]''' || Protect our Mountain Heritage ||
    ]]] ++++'''[Deoxy:video/5848510878092124412 "That's not mining. It's just pure rape."]'''++++<br>--''Mine Inspector on Mountaintop Removal'' [[[
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