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October 26, 2009

Mountaintop Removal Begins on Coal River Mountain

Sorry to start Monday morning with bad news, but it's important news we have to get out there. Residents near Coal River Mountain in West Virginia are reporting that the mountaintop removal coal mining process has begun on the mountain. Coal River Mountain has been the center of a battle between mountaintop removal and wind power, and unfortunately the local clean energy supporting residents have lost out so far, with Massey Energy securing its permits to begin blasting the beautiful mountain.

We must continue bringing attention to this situation, lest another great mountain get destroyed for the coal beneath. Learn more in a blog post from Appalachian Voices' Matt Wesson, and from author Jeff Biggers. There is so much at stake - and Biggers' post also includes photos of the early destruction.

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