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Mountaintop Removal pt. 1 of 2
 
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Part one - The hidden destruction of Appalachian mountains by coal mining companies using mountaintop removal
Views: 16014 mountainjustice
Mountaintop Removal part 2 of 2
 
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Part two - The hidden destruction of the Appalachian Mountains by coal mining companies using mountaintop removal.
Views: 11033 mountainjustice
Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining in West Virginia
 
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A short video about the health effects of mountaintop removal coal mining on West Virginia communities.
Views: 15979 Gwen Schantz
Mountaintop-Removal Mining CNN LOVES BIG COAL
 
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CNN glosses over the seriousness of the issue of Mountaintop-Removal Mining technique as if CNN were speaking on behalf of the coal industry. CNN doesn't bother to get both sides of the story and instead is dismissive of anyone who criticizes Big Coal as being left-wing nutters rather than concerned citizens of the Appalachian area.
Views: 1211 Gordon Coombes
Mountaintop Removal in Kentucky
 
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The Destruction of the Appalachian Mountains due to Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
Views: 29060 mountainjustice
MOUNTAINTOP REMOVAL
 
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www.redstateroadtrip.com THIS IS STRIP MINING ON STEROIDS. OVER 477 MOUNTAINS HAVE BEEN "REMOVED" IN WEST VIRGINIA OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS. ALL FOR THE SHORT TERM DEMAND FOR COAL. Episode 13 of RED STATE ROAD TRIP www.redstateroadtrip.com
Views: 1750 Chris Hume
Coal Mining and Mountaintop Removal
 
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2008 Presidential Candidate Ralph Nader discusses the coal mining industry. This is in response to a question asked by a student at the University of West Virginia, September 24, 2008. Video by Karen Kilroy - http://karenkilroy.com
Views: 4079 votenader08
Mining and Reclamation Process
 
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See how Chaney Enterprises selects, mines and reclaims a mine site.
Views: 4784 Chaney Enterprises
Appalacians fight Mountain-top Removal-1/2
 
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West Virginia Grandfather Takes on the Coal Industry: Ed Wiley on His Battle Against Mountaintop Removal Mining It's been described as "the government-sanctioned bombing of Appalachia." The controversial coal mining practice known as mountaintop removal has been used widely in West Virginia. The technique involves blasting off the tops of mountains and dumping the rubble into valleys and streams. Its use has expanded under the Bush administration. We speak with Ed Wiley, one of the leading activists behind the grassroots effort to stop mountaintop removal in West Virginia. [includes rush transcript]
Views: 676 Donovon Ceaser
Mountain Top Mining
 
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They're ripping the tops off mountains in West Virginia coal country to feed our insatiable appetite for power. It's cheaper that way. And the trees and the animals and the flooding? It may not be pretty, but we've got all those dishwashers to run
Views: 1401 Robert Edison
Mountain Top Removal documentary trailer
 
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One minute trailer for the award winning documentary film Mountain Top Removal. Directed by Michael C O'Connell
Views: 15084 hawriverfilms
Appalacians fight Mountain-top Removal-2/2
 
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West Virginia Grandfather Takes on the Coal Industry: Ed Wiley on His Battle Against Mountaintop Removal Mining It's been described as "the government-sanctioned bombing of Appalachia." The controversial coal mining practice known as mountaintop removal has been used widely in West Virginia. The technique involves blasting off the tops of mountains and dumping the rubble into valleys and streams. Its use has expanded under the Bush administration. We speak with Ed Wiley, one of the leading activists behind the grassroots effort to stop mountaintop removal in West Virginia. [includes rush transcript]
Views: 1113 Donovon Ceaser
Gauley Mountain, WV:  the town of Ansted
 
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America's Most Endangered Mountains - Gauley Mountain, WV Pledge to Help End Mountaintop Removal. Visit: www.iLoveMountains.org - - - COMMUNITY STORY - - - Until the mid-twentieth century, Ansted, West Virginia was a bustling coal camp. In 1950, the coal company that operated the local mine pulled out, leaving the community with a sense of economic depression. In the years that followed, residents banded together and reinspired a pride in their mountain region, eventually rebounding the local economy through a thriving tourism industry. The town of Ansted and surrounding Fayette County possess an abundance of natural and historical resources. The region boasts the stunning confluence of the New and Gauley Rivers at the head of the New River Gorge, one of the most beautiful sights on the Eastern seaboard. The county also hosts the watershed of these rivers, as well as stunning views of the New River Gorge and Kanawha County. Visitors from all over visit Fayette County to paddle and fish the local rivers and hike mountain trails. Bald eagles and Peregrine falcons soar across regions of hardwood forest rich with fauna and flora. And prime farmland and natural springs still provide food and water to the local communities. Father Roy Crist, the missioner of the New River Episcopal Ministry, became involved with efforts to save mountains when the county received an application for a mining permit on the backside of Gauley Mountain near the Gauley River and New River National Parks. Since mining began, the National Park Service noted no less than 16 violations of water quality. As mining continued, trout populations 'coincidentally' dwindled in Rich Creek, which drains the new mine sites on Gauley Mountain. Local residents, including Father Crist and Cary Huffman, a retired coal miner, formed the Ansted Historic Preservation Council to protect the local mountains and streams from potential mountaintop removal. Signs of exploration and road construction have residents concerned about plans for more mountaintop removal. As Father Crist explains, "People say coal mining is a part of our history, and yes, it is. But destroying the mountains by blowing the tops off of them is not a part of our history." To support Father Crist, Cary Huffman and their community, contact: Ansted Historical Preservation Council SaveGa[email protected]
Views: 69673 iLoveMountainsOrg
007 Mine 1 Pass 1
 
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Aerial Footage shot in and around Charleston, West Virginia, October 2007. Mountain Top Removal Mining and the surrounding areas. Available in all formats including HD. For more information contact [email protected] Time Code: 00:49:02:15 00:53:36:00 Aerial Photography Team Director: Adolfo Doring Aerial Cinematographer: Michael Kelem Producer: Amanda Zackem Made possible by: Appalachian Voices Wallace Global Fund
Views: 232 iLoveMountainsOrg
Strip Mine Video
 
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Video Josh's Dad took of a local strip mine.
Views: 2014 cody hager
West Virginia Mountaintop Removal
 
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http://www.walker-cat.com/ The truth about West Virginia mountaintop coal mining and the environment that is thriving.
Views: 502 smgdm
The True Cost Of Coal
 
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This video is one of many showing the TRUE costs of coal. There NEVER has been and NEVER will be such a thing as "clean coal". Ask the people of Appalachia, the people who live and die in the coal fields what the TRUE COSTS of coal include... I did just that - Stay tuned for more educational interviews from the people who live it and breathe it every day of their lives. SUPPORT REAL CLEAN AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY - NOW!
Views: 5714 wereallneighbors
Mountaintop-removal hearing and Blair Mountain nomination
 
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Supporters and opponents of mountaintop-removal coal mining speak at a public hearing on the issue. Sen. Jon Blair Hunter has introduced a bill that would effectively ban the mining practice by making it illegal to dump excess rock and dirt into streams. This segment also includes an update on efforts to put Blair Mountain on the National Register of Historic Places.
Al Gore Mountaintop Removal
 
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Al Gore answers my question on Mountaintop Removal and Coal to Liquid Technology at Netroots Nation in Austin July 19, 2008. Visit West Virginia Blue http://www.wvblue.com
Views: 1698 wvablueguy
019 Mine 4 Pass 1
 
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Aerial Footage shot in and around Charleston, West Virginia, October 2007. Mountain Top Removal Mining and the surrounding areas. Available in all formats including HD. For more information contact [email protected] Time Code: 04:38:37:14 04:41:53:19 Aerial Photography Team Director: Adolfo Doring Aerial Cinematographer: Michael Kelem Producer: Amanda Zackem Made possible by: Appalachian Voices Wallace Global Fund
Views: 426 iLoveMountainsOrg
Burning the Future: Coal in America
 
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Examines the explosive forces that have set in motion a groundswell of conflict between the coal industry and residents of West Virginia. Confronted by an emerging coal-based US energy policy, local activists watch the nation praise coal without regard to the devastation caused by its extraction.
Views: 1732 greenplanetfilms
008 Mine 1 Pass 2
 
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Aerial Footage shot in and around Charleston, West Virginia, October 2007. Mountain Top Removal Mining and the surrounding areas. Available in all formats including HD. For more information contact [email protected] Time Code: 00:57:58:06 01:02:39:21 Aerial Photography Team Director: Adolfo Doring Aerial Cinematographer: Michael Kelem Producer: Amanda Zackem Made possible by: Appalachian Voices Wallace Global Fund
Views: 140 iLoveMountainsOrg
Mountain Justice
 
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Mountain Justice - a new citizens group fighting mountaintop removal coal mining in Applaachia.
Views: 4510 mountainjustice
Stop Mountaintop Coal Removal
 
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On June 30, 2008, filmmaker Catherine Pancake discussed her riveting documentary, Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal and the Fight for Coalfield Justice. She indicated that federal legislation would be needed to end this insidious method of coal mining, which is laying waste to large areas of Appalachian mountain peaks in her native state of West Virginia. Ms. Pancake said that stopping mountaintop coal removal is a moral issue. For background, please see the following web sites:Black Diamonds: Mountaintop Removal and the Fight For Coalfield Justice; Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition; Mountain Top Removal Mining in West Virginia; Mountain Justice Summer; and, Coal River Mountain Watch.
Views: 2118 Bill Hughes
Don't Blow Up The Mountain
 
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Don't Blow Up The Mountain is a graphic and moving music video about the heinous destruction being committed in Appalachia. The song, written by Nell Levin of Tennessee Alliance for Progress (www.tennesseeallianceforprogress.org), was inspired by the acclaimed documentary Kilowatt Ours by filmmaker Jeff Barrie (www.kilowattours.org). Ron Ault, videography (www.ronault.net), Susie Coleman, guitar and vocals, Nell Levin, fiddle, Ron Ault, banjo, and Charlie Chadwick, bass.
Views: 12036 fiddletoon
Strip Mining JobThat I Used To Work At In Hazard ,Kentucky
 
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This is the job I used to work at a couple of years back in the hills of Southeastern Kentucky.
Views: 66363 KYSmokeFans
Life Cycle of Coal Documentary Pt. II
 
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The second half of our project on the coal industry. This half looks at mountain top removal mining and some of the impacts of coal.
Views: 719 jalight89
Mining WV
 
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Mining in WV
Views: 2655 tomstanleywv
015 Mine 3 Pass 1
 
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Aerial Footage shot in and around Charleston, West Virginia, October 2007. Mountain Top Removal Mining and the surrounding areas. Available in all formats including HD. For more information contact [email protected] Time Code: 04:18:55:18 04:23:04:08 Aerial Photography Team Director: Adolfo Doring Aerial Cinematographer: Michael Kelem Producer: Amanda Zackem Made possible by: Appalachian Voices Wallace Global Fund
Views: 214 iLoveMountainsOrg
Stop That Mountaintop Removal
 
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Little Amos telling us how he'd stop the men who tear down the mountains with his sign, if he had a hammer...
Views: 442 Dan Trabue
coal mine -002
 
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take two
Views: 151 cleanpowernow1
Mining WV
 
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Mining in WV
Views: 4229 tomstanleywv
Mountain Top Removal Coal Mining speach
 
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Kathy speaks out against Mountain-Top Removal Coal Mining.
Views: 537 Phillip Riggins
Excerpt from The Appalachians
 
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Denise Giardina from The Appalachians documentary talks about mountaintop removal - Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to address climate disruption by moving away from the dirty fossil fuels and toward a clean energy economy. Visit us here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SierraClub Twitter: https://twitter.com/sierraclub Instagram: https://instagram.com/sierraclub
Views: 5808 NationalSierraClub
Black Mountain, KY : the story of Benham and Lynch
 
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America's Most Endangered Mountains - Benham and Lynch KY on Black Mountain Pledge to Help End Mountaintop Removal. Visit: www.iLoveMountains.org - - - COMMUNITY STORY - - - Benham and Lynch are nestled in Harlan County at the foot of Black Maintain, Kentucky's highest peak. Established as "coal camps" in 1911 and 1917 respectively, they were towns built to support the coal mining operations of two corporations: the Wisconsin Steel division of International Harvester and the US Coal and Coke Company. (Coal camps were towns where every building, home, school, and store was owned by a company. They typically paid the workers in script that could only be used at the company store.) Benham and Lynch were "captive" mines. Neither had to rely on the fluctuations of the coal market to sell the coal they mined. To maintain a stable workforce, these coal companies provided a better quality of life than found in most coal camps. For example, by the 1940s, approximately one-third of the graduates of Benham High School had completed at least one year of college. In 1945, Lynch's population of 10,000 was reportedly the world's largest coal camp. Today, with one-third of the residents being African-American and many others tracing their ancestry to Eastern Europe and Italy, Lynch is one of the most diverse communities in Appalachian Kentucky. As the years passed, the coal companies sold their property in the towns to town residents, but kept ownership of the surrounding mountains (and the coal in them). As larger machines were invented, coal mining methods transitioned from underground tunneling to mountaintop removal. In the past two decades, Harlan County residents have joined together to protect the upper parts of Black Mountain from logging and mountaintop removal. During the most recent event in 2007, local residents drew on the expertise of local United Mine Workers of America members, the Lynch City Council, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth and the Kentucky Resource Council to successfully prevent coal mining activities under the Lynch water system. Currently, the residents of Benham and Lynch are concerned about a proposed 692 acre strip mine threatening the towns and their efforts to develop cultural heritage tourism. Many are also working to develop renewable energy resources and are looking at ways to reduce their energy consumption. To support Carl and his community contact: Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (606) 878-2161 • www.kftc.org KFTC works with people to organize in their home communities across Kentucky, helping everyday community members become extraordinary community leaders.
Views: 135413 iLoveMountainsOrg
Tribute Coal Miners
 
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(Photo's belong to their copyright owners, I do Not claim ownership). "I just wanted to honor those that gave their lives" so you could turn your PC on. This video is dedicated to underground Miner's around the world, even Gem miners. I think coal miners are the most forgotten people on this Earth...Until an accident occurs. One person asked how far down is Hell?... "It's just a 1/4 mile down" was the reply. One shot shows a coin "25" that is how they use to buy things at the (Company Store) most people today didn't know this. Tennessee Ernie Ford wrote a song, "I owe my soul to the company store" When you ran out of these coins you started a tab/chit. thus...you have the story. I want to thank 2 people for their inspiration, guidance, and help: ulead123 & superglide63 and a few of my friends for their support to post it. INFO ABOUT THE COIN: Imagine spending your days in the depths of the earth; doing the dirty, dangerous work of mining coal. Then consider what it would be like to be paid for your labor with money that could be considered virtually worthless. This was the plight of many miners during the early 20th Century; this is the story of scrip. As coal mining in the Appalachian region of the United States began to develop in the late 1800's, mines were established in remote, rugged areas, far away from banks and stores. Partially from a need to supply household goods to miners and partially to capitalize on an opportunity to make a profit, mine owners established company stores in their mining town. As actual U. S. currency was difficult for mines to keep on hand in sufficient quantities, the companies began to issue their own scrip tokens as payment for the miners' wages. Most scrip was unique in appearance so that a mine's company store could immediately identify its own scrip, as most did not want to accept tokens issued by another company. Miners were given scrip in advance of their wages to buy necessities for the home, but also to pay rent on the company-owned houses they lived in, to buy tools and supplies for work, to pay utilities and medical care, and even to contribute to a mandatory funeral fund. All this was paid to the coal company. There was little retail competition in the coalfields and the prices at some company stores were often so high that miners virtually had nothing left to collect when payday arrived. According to Stan Cohen, in his book, King Coal: "Payment by scrip served a dual purpose. The miner could get wages in advance of his regular paycheck, and he did not have borrow money or charge items at the store, The company in turn did not need to keep extensive charge account records, nor were there difficult collection problems involved." Scrip started out in paper form but by the early 1900's was commonly being created in brass, copper, and aluminum coins. To conserve metal during World War II, fiber scrip was occasionally produced. Each company had its own version and each mine's company store accepted only its own scrip. The government ultimately outlawed the use of scrip and it began to decline in use in the 1950's, disappearing entirelyby the early 1970's. A variety of other industries besides coal - such as lumber, textiles, agriculture, paper, copper, gold, and silver—issued scrip, creating thousands of varieties from more than 30 states.
Views: 25715 W8NSVARRL
Coal Mining Project 1
 
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Coal minning
Views: 283 Dustin Ziminski
Coal Miners
 
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A little video tribute to the coal miners.
Views: 64471 tljent79
Mountain Justice (punk version)
 
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Mountain Justice is a new citizens group fighting mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia
Views: 814 mountainjustice
016 MINE 3 PASS 2 W/CEMENTARY
 
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Aerial Footage shot in and around Charleston, West Virginia, October 2007. Mountain Top Removal Mining and the surrounding areas. Available in all formats including HD. For more information contact [email protected] Time Code: 04:24:33:22 04:31:10:00 start Aerial Photography Team Director: Adolfo Doring Aerial Cinematographer: Michael Kelem Producer: Amanda Zackem Made possible by: Appalachian Voices Wallace Global Fund
Views: 278 iLoveMountainsOrg
Wendell Berry-I Love Mountains Day-2008-Part 1 of 2
 
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Wendell Berry, the farmer poet from Kentucky, speaks out against Mountaintop Removal mining and environmental destruction on the capitol steps in Frankfort, KY. Demonstration part of annual I Love Mountains Day.
Views: 3260 Goodurner
Berea HEAL for Green Jobs
 
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Yeah!
Views: 43 Daniel Chiotos
ASA 2008 Judy Bonds (Part 2)
 
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Part 2 - ASA 2008 Judy Bonds speaks about Mountaintop Removal.
Views: 581 MountainMemoirs
coal mining
 
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the coal mining is so hard this is a day at work
Views: 56 trozan87
Walden's Ridge, TN:  narrated by Wanda Hodge
 
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America's Most Endangered Mountains - Walden's Ridge, TN Pledge to Help End Mountaintop Removal. Visit: www.iLoveMountains.org - - - COMMUNITY STORY - - - When Wanda Hodge talks of Walden's Ridge, the pride in her voice is unmistakable. She tells of its long and rich history - first home to the Cherokee who hunted and lived in the area and then home to early pioneers who held community gatherings at the nearby Standing Stones. Walden's Ridge continues to be a gathering space today: bikers come to enjoy the winding roads, kayakers, fishermen and local residents enjoy the streams which still run pristine and clear and hang gliders from around the Southeast travel here to take in the scene from above. Wanda and her community have good reason to be proud of what this area still is. Twenty years ago, they banded together and successfully fought coal companies who saw a large profit in mining the Sewannee Coal Seam which runs through Walden's Ridge. This seam is the most toxic acid coal seam in the U.S. and if mined, would release acid mine drainage which turns streams orange and kills all life in the rivers. For Wanda, it's simple: "We don't want our children in east Tennessee to grow up thinking that streams should be orange.' Wanda tells a story of school children in West Virginia who grew up thinking just that: they drew pictures with orange lines to represent the rivers in their community. "How sad that children have to grow up thinking that streams are not clear running pristine beautiful water. It's bad enough that it happened there, we don't want it here." Wanda and her community won a "Lands Unsuitable For Mining" (LUMP) designation for the Rock Creek watershed, which is part of Walden's Ridge, and this has kept the area safe for the past 20 years. But today, the threat has returned and coal companies are working hard to overturn the LUMP designation. If this were overturned the entire area of Walden's Ridge would be open to heavy mining. Citizens in Walden's Ridge are once again preparing to fight, hopeful that their numbers and passion can still outweigh today's coal companies. To support Wanda and her community contact: Save Our Cumberland Mountains (865) 426-9455 • [email protected] • www.socm.org SOCM's mission is to work toward environmental, economic and social justice for all Tennessee residents.
Views: 26706 iLoveMountainsOrg
023 School to Mine Pass 1
 
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Aerial Footage shot in and around Charleston, West Virginia, October 2007. Mountain Top Removal Mining and the surrounding areas. Available in all formats including HD. For more information contact [email protected] Time Code: 04:56:24:28 04:57:26:09 Aerial Photography Team Director: Adolfo Doring Aerial Cinematographer: Michael Kelem Producer: Amanda Zackem Made possible by: Appalachian Voices Wallace Global Fund
Views: 265 iLoveMountainsOrg
020 Mine 4 Pass 2
 
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Aerial Footage shot in and around Charleston, West Virginia, October 2007. Mountain Top Removal Mining and the surrounding areas. Available in all formats including HD. For more information contact [email protected] Time Code: 04:41:51:18 04:45:23:08 Aerial Photography Team Director: Adolfo Doring Aerial Cinematographer: Michael Kelem Producer: Amanda Zackem Made possible by: Appalachian Voices Wallace Global Fund
Views: 149 iLoveMountainsOrg
Delta Invasion - Deep Mines 1/2
 
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My video playing Delta Invasion - Deep Mines
Views: 639 Kurt Hectic
coal mine
 
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our newly leased coal mines
Views: 2204 ahamedjanbm
004 Mountains 1
 
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Aerial Footage shot in and around Charleston, West Virginia, October 2007. Mountain Top Removal Mining and the surrounding areas. Available in all formats including HD. For more information contact [email protected] Time Code: 00:41:50:01 00:43:57:22 Aerial Photography Team Director: Adolfo Doring Aerial Cinematographer: Michael Kelem Producer: Amanda Zackem Made possible by: Appalachian Voices Wallace Global Fund
Views: 525 iLoveMountainsOrg