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Mountaintop Mining

Game On – Beer drinkers vs. the Fracking Industry

I don’t drink any sort of alcoholic beverages at all, but a lot of people do – a lot of people. And certainly there are tons of beer drinkers in the United States. An article on Grist.org hit the Pack News Wire this morning, concerning the concern that beer makers in New York State have […]

IMPORTANT VIDEO: End Mountaintop Removal Now

This is one of THE most under-reported tragedies in the United States. The practice of mountaintop removal for coal is a crime against all of us. As the video notes, about 500 mountains have been destroyed by mining operations, as they blow up beautiful, majestic monuments of nature and the streams below them. If you […]

West Virginia Mountain Party candidate speaking out against Big Coal

The terrible tragedy being inflicted on wildlife and people that is mountaintop removal mining in the Appalachian Mountains has one key opponent running for governor in West Virginia. Dr. Bob Henry Baber is fighting an uphill battle against big money, Big Coal and both the Democrat and Republican parties. An interview Jeff Bigger conducted with […]

Blowing up mountains for short-term profit

I missed the airing Sunday night of Battle for Blair Mountain, which offered a debate on the practice of blowing up mountain ranges to get the coal. I don’t see where there can be a real debate. Those who support this horrible method of mining talk about the jobs, with little regard for the consequences […]

More on the pollution connection from natural-gas fracking

Wells in Bradford County, Pa. have been found to contain pollution from a blowout at a natural gas drilling operation nearby. The EPA did some testing and discovered polluted wells but it will predictably act slowly in response to the findings. After all, profit has to be the first priority – right? I mean. all […]

Video Trailer: “The Last Mountain”

The Appalachian Mountains are being literally blown up to get to the coal under the surface. An important documentary film brings to light the horrible practice of mountaintop mining – “The Last Mountain.” Robert Kennedy, Jr. has joined in the effort to try to stop the coal companies from destroying the environment, along with the […]