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Mountaintop Removal Mining, Charleston, WV
 
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This video clip highlights the destructive process of strip mining of Appalachian mountains near Charleston, WV. Once mountains are blasted with dynamite to access the coal, they are destroyed forever. These mountain ranges are among the oldest geological formations that exist on our planet (480 million years old) and are one of the most biologically diverse regions in the temperate world. But there's more. Mountaintop mining removal not only destroys the mountains, but also the lives of the people who live there. Residents next to these operations live with destroyed habitat and noise. Coal dust from blasting and coal processing operations and contaminated water from valley fills and coal slurry injections into the ground causes respiratory disease, kidney and gall bladder failure, and cancer. They live with constant fear that a coal slurry impoundment might break, causing death and destruction on a massive scale. The flyover was provided by SouthWings (www.southwings.org) and depicts Kayford Mountain, a 1,200-acre mountaintop removal mine operation; Marsh Fork Elementary School, located just 150 feet from a coal loading silo and 400 yards from a 2.8 billion gallon toxic waste impoundment; and the town of Sylvester, a community whose health and property has been adversely affected by pervasive black coal dust from an adjacent mountaintop removal mining operation. Aerial footage was taken during an Eco-Justice Collaborative June, 2009 delegation to Charleston, WV. Visit www.ecojusticecollaborative.org for more information.
Views: 11844 Pamela J. Richart
Stop Mountaintop Removal Mining
 
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Appalachian communities are suffering as a result of mountaintop removal mining. Earthjustice is working through the courts to protect Appalachian communities from this destructive practice and to ensure the Clean Water Act is enforced.
Views: 21143 Earthjustice
The Inside Story: Mountaintop Removal Mining
 
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Southern Environmental Law Center's Senior Attorney Deborah Murray discusses the end of an important chapter in the long-term battle to end mountaintop mining removal.
Views: 635 selcva
Let's End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
 
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Watch The Sierra Club's video featuring footage of Ashley Judd speaking out against mountaintop removal. Then take action at www.sierraclub.org/mountaintop to help put an end to this destructive practice. Footage courtesy of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and Evening Star Production's "The Appalachians" - 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: 25793 NationalSierraClub
Explosion: Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
 
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http://www.milesfrommaybe.com/ By Chad Stevens
Views: 16933 iLoveMountainsOrg
Activist Mike Roselle Continues Fight Against Destructive Coal Mining 1 of 2
 
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The Struggle Against Mountaintop Removal: Leading Activist Mike Roselle Continues Fight Against Destructive Coal Mining The Environmental Protection Agency recently dealt a blow to the coal mining industry when it delayed hundreds of mountaintop coal mining projects for a new review of their environmental impact. But the EPA decision still leaves in place hundreds of existing permits for mountaintop removal. The group Climate Ground Zero has been leading protests and peaceful direct actions against the company Massey Energy to prevent mountaintop removal at Coal River Mountain in West Virginia. We speak with leading activist Mike Roselle of Climate Ground Zero. http://www.democracynow.org/2009/4/8/the_struggle_against_mountaintop_removal_leading
Views: 300 mediagrrl9
Introduction to Longwall Mining in Illinois
 
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In November 2009, Eco-Justice Collaborative (www.ecojusticecollaborative.org) traveled with representatives of Topless America and the Sierra Club to central Illinois to take a first-hand look at longwall mining. This highly-mechanized form of mining includes planned subsidence, causing land to drop from 4 to 6 feet. It is occurring under some of the best farmland in the world, trading prime farmland for cheap coal. As land subsides, foundations crack and septic systems and wells are affected. Residents often leave their homes and farms, depopulating and destroying what used to be cohesive communities, rather than negotiate repairs with mining companies. Longwall mining is Illinois form of mountaintop removal mining. As with mountaintop removal mining, toxic chemicals are used to process coal. Evidence suggests that these chemicals are leaching into ground water and water supplies at selected locations. This video highlights impacts in central Illinois Macoupin County, and takes an initial look at the proposed Deer Run Mine in Montgomery County which, if constructed as planned, will be the largest coal mine in the U.S. To learn more, contact Pam or Lan Richart at [email protected] or Citizens Against Longwall Mining: [email protected]
Views: 114698 Pamela J. Richart
The Cost of Coal - mountaintop removal in West Virginia
 
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WATE TV on mountaintop removal, featuring retired miner Chuck Nelson and Chris Hamilton, West Virginia coal association
Views: 2273 mountainjustice
We All Live in the Coal Fields: West Virginians Protest against New Mountaintop Removal. 1 of 2
 
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At least thirty people were arrested in West Virginia Saturday as protesters marked a new phase of Operation Appalachian Spring, a campaign to end mountaintop removal mining. The protests came just a week after the Obama administration gave the green light for forty-two more mountaintop removal permits in a major victory for the coal industry. We speak to journalist Jeff Biggers, author of the book United States of Appalachia: How Southern Mountaineers Brought Independence, Culture and Enlightenment to America. Biggers says mountaintop removal is a national issue, not a local one, as many perceive. [includes rush transcript] http://www.democracynow.org/2009/5/29/coal
Views: 157 mediagrrl9
Mountaintop Mining: The Good, Bad & Ugly - CBN.com
 
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Some methods used for extracting coal are coming under intense criticism lately from activists and the Obama-EPA alike. .. The Christian Broadcasting Network CBN http://www.cbn.com
The Daily Left - EPA Halts Hundres of Mountaintop Mining Permits - The Ring Of Fire
 
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EPA Halts Hundres of Mountaintop Mining Permits; Study Shows Rational Thinking Stops When Experts Give Advice; GOP to Cheney: SHUT UP!
Views: 659 The Ring of Fire
No More Mountaintop Removal
 
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Coal isn't clean, and its definitely not cheap. Across the Appalachians, the cost is being paid in entire mountaintops -- and in the health of the environment and its people. Between the hollows of West Virginia, beyond the bluegrass of Kentucky, and above the smoky vistas of Tennessee, companies are blowing the mountains to smithereens to get at the thin coal seams below. In the process, they are clear cutting miles of forests, filling the rivers with blasted debris, polluting the waters with toxic waste, and sacrificing the safety and sanctity of countless communities. Mountaintop removal mining is not just devastating the regions environment and quality of life. It is also steadily crushing the heart of Appalachia. Flyover courtesy SouthWings.org
Views: 3283 NRDCflix
Mountain Top Removal
 
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Problems of Mountain Top Removal in Appalachia by Kamil Al-Bayaa for COMS 101
Views: 184 Sirlaith09
Acceptable Mountain Top Removal
 
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Acceptable Mountain Top Removal. West Virginia's coal industry is under attack. Destroying mountains for any other reason is acceptable to these so called environmental groups.
Views: 117 bigfunwv
Mountaintop Removal Scene from APPALACHIA: A HISTORY OF MOUNTAINS AND PEOPLE
 
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This is a scene from PBS's unprecedented four-part TV series, APPALACHIA: A HISTORY OF MOUNTAINS AND PEOPLE. The film travels through time and terrain to uncover the depth of the Appalachian story. With Academy Award winning actress Sissy Spacek as narrator, magnificent visuals, colorful stories, and insightful interviews with experts like author Barbara Kingsolver and Pulitzer Prize winning scientist E.O. Wilson, the cast of scientists, historians, and artists weaves a surprising tale that twists and climbs like a remote mountain road. This groundbreaking four-part series airs on PBS Thursdays, April 9-30, 2009, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET (check local listings).
Views: 7884 OnandOnPR
NRDC - Mountain Top Removal Mining in Eastern Kentucky
 
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NRDC's Peter Lehner views mountain top removal mining Over Eastern Kentucky.
Views: 2710 nrdccac
JPMorgan Chase: End Mountaintop Removal
 
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JPMorgan Chase: Stop Funding Mountaintop Removal Protest in NYC. Take action, go to: http://ga3.org/campaign/chase/i5dwxgs4qjxt3nxj? JP Morgan Chase bank, based in New York City, is living in the past. While they have a fancy new advertising campaign, that most of us have undoubtedly seen in the past few months, JP Morgan Chase still invests hundreds of millions of dollars into coal each year reflecting an antiquated and highly destructive energy portfolio that is contributing to global warming, affecting the health of people living near coal plants and mine sites, and destroying mountains in Appalachia. Learn more, go to: http://www.ran.org/ http://NYActionnetwork.org/
Views: 870 nyactionnetwork
Sweet Child of Mine: The Effects of Strip Mining on Children in Appalachia
 
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video for Appalachian Studies class
Views: 9885 quicktolove
Day of Action to End Mountaintop Removal
 
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On October 30th, actions were held across the US to protest the practice of mountaintop removal coal mining. In Washington, DC 13 people occupied the EPA headquarters building asking the agency to take action against the ongoing destruction.
Views: 663 CascadiaRisingTide
We All Live in the Coal Fields: West Virginians Protest against New Mountaintop Removal. 1 of 2
 
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At least thirty people were arrested in West Virginia Saturday as protesters marked a new phase of Operation Appalachian Spring, a campaign to end mountaintop removal mining. The protests came just a week after the Obama administration gave the green light for forty-two more mountaintop removal permits in a major victory for the coal industry. We speak to journalist Jeff Biggers, author of the book United States of Appalachia: How Southern Mountaineers Brought Independence, Culture and Enlightenment to America. Biggers says mountaintop removal is a national issue, not a local one, as many perceive. [includes rush transcript] http://www.democracynow.org/2009/5/29/coal
Views: 553 mediagrrl9
Something's Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal
 
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Novelist House (Clay's Quilt) and Kentucky journalist Howard, both "children of Appalachia," decided to pick up where the national media have left off in their environmental obsession, illuminating the long-growing mining crisis in Central Appalachia. Twelve Appalachians-among them a college student, former union organizers, community activists and the octogenarian "mother of folk," Jean Ritchey-provide first-hand accounts of a disappearing way of life, a vital ecology in rapid decline, an industry that refuses to take responsibility for the devastation it causes (blowing the tops off mountains is only the latest, most destructive technique), and a nation too hooked on cheap energy to help. If nothing else, these oral histories will give readers a sense of what's at stake on a personal level. Student Nathan Hall calls mining the best job he ever had: "I met the most interesting characters of my life... the most hilarious, most good hearted." Says Judy Bond, lifelong resident of the leading coal-producing county in W.V., "The more coal we mine, the poorer we get." This important collection illuminates the ongoing betrayal of the American mining town.
Views: 3026 DarkHorsePodcast
Mountaintop Mining: The Good, Bad & Ugly - CBN.com
 
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Some methods used for extracting coal are coming under intense criticism lately from activists and the Obama-EPA alike. .. The Christian Broadcasting Network CBN http://www.cbn.com
Views: 272 CBN News
Mountaintop Removal
 
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DID YOU KNOW More explosives are used every week in the extraction of coal in Appalachia, than were used in the first gulf war, and the Afghanistan war combined? Close to 2.8 billion gallons of toxic sludge, produced by cleaning coal before burning it, lies behind an earthen dam just a few hundred yards upstream of an elementary school in West Virginia? Over 2000 miles of streams have been buried and 500 square miles of mountains supporting one of the worlds most bio diverse temperate forests have been destroyed by Mountain-Top Removal coal mining in West Virginia alone. According to the West Virginia Coal Association, a little over 50 years ago, over 100,000 miners were employed in West Virginia, In 2003, that number was fewer than 15,000. Meanwhile, far more coal is being mined. TO FIND OUT MORE, CHECK OUT www.sludgesafety.org www.appvoices.org www.ohvec.org www.crmw.net www.mountainjusticesummer.org
Views: 833 shillthe1
EPA Review of Mountaintop Removal Mining Has Critics
 
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Clean Skies News reports on the EPA's decision to review premits issued to companies for mountaintop mining, and the potential fallout and impact that review might have. The Sierra Club and National Mining Association weigh in.
Views: 233 CleanSkiesNews
Obama EPA Approves Mountaintop Removal Mine
 
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The Obama administration has quietly approved one of six major mountaintop removal permits that were said to be undergoing close scrutiny by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Without announcing the move publicly, the EPA gave the nod for the federal Army Corps of Engineers to issue a Clean Water Act permit for CONSOL Energy Inc.'s Peg Fork Surface Mine in Mingo County, West Virginia.
Views: 796 theGlobalReport
Mountaintop removal blasting dust on citizens
 
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Blasting dust from Massey Energy permit number S301299 West Virginia. This is the same 2000 acre mountaintop removal site that sits directly above Marsh Fork Elementary School in Raleigh County West Virginia.
Views: 516 bowebb24
Appalachian Mountaintop Removal System
 
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TOUR INSIDE THE MINE! Quote the Explosives Expert, "This is what we call zero impact mining" Kentucky Strip Mine Tour Mountain top removal, big machines, trucks, bulldozers, tractors viewed from Robinson Forest's fire tower and inside the mine. Strip mine operations are taking place just outside of the Robinson Forest. Natural Resource Conservation & Management undergraduates see it first hand in this strip mine field study class. No naturalists were harmed in the making of this video, however the forest was destroyed and the mountain is gone. Ping =^.^= For Complete Playlists & Full Episodes http://GoBigBlue.com/ http://VideoFreeLexington.com/ ====================== geology, zero impact mining, ditches, mountaintop removal, dirty water, coal, blasting, rock pit, dynamite, drilling, dumptruck
Views: 1926 KentuckyGiant
Mountaintop removal
 
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Appalachian mountaintop removal mining Mountain Justice is both a call to action and a request for help from the people of the Appalachian mountains. We seek to save our mountains, streams and forest from greedy coal companies. Over 1200 miles of streams have been buried and destroyed and countless mountains and ridge tops have been blown upgone for all eternity. The price of coal has doubled and the destruction of our watersheds is accelerating and spreading out like cancer. Our state and federal agencies charged with protecting our environment are liquidating our mountains. We are losing. Our loss is not only for our own generationbut for future generations. Where there once were water producing mountains - now there are barren scraped-biologically-dead toxic wastelands. Water is going to be more important to future generations than coal. You cannot drink coal. The lack of clean drinking water is already a global problem for humanity - as our population increases it will only get worse. The destruction of water producing mountains is not only a crime of the presentit is a very real attack on the future generations. We cannot afford to continue losing this struggle. A few already rich coal company executives are getting wealthier at the expense of us all. The acceleration of mountain top, side and ridge removal is a curse on the future and present generations.
Views: 259 Kais
Money Minute: GM, Digital TV, Mountaintop Mining
 
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General Motors has announced the first of 3,400 salaried layoffs in the United States. The AP's David Melendy reports. (March 23)
Views: 1911 Associated Press
mountaintop removal blasting silica dust
 
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Blasting on Cherry Pond Mtn, Clay's Branch, Peachtree, Naoma, WV Video is raw and unedited. Missed the initial blast, but check out the silica dust.
Views: 1109 Bo Webb
Daryl Hannah's Video of Mountain Top Removal, Coal River Valley WV
 
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Daryl Hannah's Video Of Mountain Top Removal Sites Around Coal River Valley, Appalachian Mountains, West Virginia
Views: 3268 Jerry Cope
NRDC - Mountain Top Removal Mining in Eastern Kentucky (Water)
 
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Video footage from NRDC's trip to Easter Kentucky. This video shows the impacts of mountain top removal mining on the regions water supply.
Views: 1122 nrdccac
EPA chief on mountaintop mining, climate, and more
 
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Lisa Jackson, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, talks to Grist about mountaintop-removal mining, greenhouse gases, toxics, and other green issues. See more: http://www.grist.org/article/2009-06-23-epa-lisa-jackson-interview/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/QTOo/
Views: 974 Grist
Mountain Top Removal protest
 
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Darryl Hannah and others are arrested outside a Massey Energy mine in Raleigh County W.Va. Distributed by Tubemogul.
Views: 3450 charlestongazette
Dragline 14
 
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Mountaintop removal protest at the Massey Twilight mine on June 19, 2009
Views: 9225 kurt mann
Mountaintop Removal Visit: Mountain Justice Spring Break 2009
 
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Chris Irwin speaks during a visit to an active MTR site in Tennessee in March 2009. Visit http://mountainjustice.org/ for more info and ways to help.
Views: 178 yvodvo
Activist Mike Roselle Continues Fight Against Destructive Coal Mining 2 of 2
 
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The Struggle Against Mountaintop Removal: Leading Activist Mike Roselle Continues Fight Against Destructive Coal Mining The Environmental Protection Agency recently dealt a blow to the coal mining industry when it delayed hundreds of mountaintop coal mining projects for a new review of their environmental impact. But the EPA decision still leaves in place hundreds of existing permits for mountaintop removal. The group Climate Ground Zero has been leading protests and peaceful direct actions against the company Massey Energy to prevent mountaintop removal at Coal River Mountain in West Virginia. We speak with leading activist Mike Roselle of Climate Ground Zero. http://www.democracynow.org/2009/4/8/the_struggle_against_mountaintop_removal_leading
Views: 122 mediagrrl9
Marsh Fork Mining Protests
 
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Daryl Hannah, NASA scientist James Hansen and former W.Va. Congressman Ken Hechler were among 31 people arrested at a non-violent protest of mountaintop removal coal mining near Massey Energy's Goals Coal processing plant on June 23, 2009. Plus a look at the history of Coal Field protests on this "Outlook".
Mountain top removal
 
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The music comes from a long jam with my friends: Tim Haley, Andres Pletch, and Jun Matsuzaki. In the section heard in the video olny Jun and myself are heard. The film mostly comes from public domain stock footage in NARA.
Views: 130 Tom Lange
Mountain Top Removal:  What do you stand to lose?
 
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a simple day trip to the Kayford Mountain Top Removal site set to a poem by Sarah Seeds. mo'fo' @ http://climategroundzero.org
Views: 3886 FluxRostrum
Mountaintop removal speakers
 
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Coalfield leaders speak out on mountaintop removal coal mining Visit www.ohiocitizen.org for more information
Call Congress Today - End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining -(202) 224-3121
 
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Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 Today, 150 volunteers from more than 20 states are in our nation's capital as part of iLoveMountain's 4th Annual End Mountaintop Removal Week in Washington. They are meeting with members of Congress and asking them to co-sponsor the Clean Water Protection Act (H.R. 1310) and to take action to stop mountaintop removal coal mining. Can you take a moment today to support the efforts of our volunteers in Washington? By calling your Representative in Congress today, you can help make the case that now is the time for Congress to begin taking action to stop mountaintop removal coal mining. Many thanks to: www.iLoveMountains.org The Alliance for Appalachia - www.AllianceforAppalachia.org The Topless America Project - www.toplessamerica.org Chad Stevens - www.MediaStorm.org Music by: Larry and Gary Keel - www.LarryKeel.com The Wise County Singers - - - www.iLoveMountains.org
Views: 732 iLoveMountainsOrg
Coal River Wind
 
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Coal River Mountain is one of the last mountains left intact in the beautiful Coal River Valley of West Virginia. However, Massey Energy has plans to mine 6,000+ acres of the mountain - or almost 10 square miles. Fortunately, there is an alternative to mountaintop removal mining on Coal River Mountain wind power. This is a unique opportunity to move our nation and the state of West Virginia toward the production of clean energy, and to preserve our nations mountains for generations to come.
Views: 21402 milesfrommaybe
Coal Mining Effects
 
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Video showing the aftermath of coal mining
Views: 25081 Dasberry315
Kayford Mtn. Surface Coal Mining Operation West Virginia
 
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Kayford Mtn. Surface Mining Operation West Virginia Raleigh, Boone, Kanawha Co's.
Views: 3392 kencufc