Coal Controversy In Appalachia : Feature Articles
Dec 21, 2007 . Nowhere is the debate over how far we are willing to go for inexpensive energy more contentious than in the coalfields of the Appalachian Mountains, where technology and engineering have allowed the scale of surface coal mines to reach gigantic proportions. Mountaintop removal coal mines have.
Mountaintop mining in Appalachia: do the rewards justify the risks .
Feb 2, 2014 . In fact, the US Environmental Protection Agency stated in a 2011 memo that "since 1992 more than 1,200 miles of Appalachian streams have been filled by Appalachian surface coal mining practices, at an estimated ongoing rate of 120 miles per year". During this time private wells have been contaminated.Get Price