Tag: mountaintop removal

05/04/09

Where Have All the Mountains Gone?

<p><img class="alignleft" title="mountaintop removal" src="https://rexfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/shoutin-mountain-distance.jpg" alt="mountaintop removal" width="195" height="146" />Through many parts of Appalachia, the practice of coal mining by mountaintop removal has destroyed an estimated 470 mountains and buried or polluted 2,000 miles of rivers. Open pits gouge the landscape where once stood the summits of some of the oldest mountains on earth. Coal slurries pumped into aquifers have poisoned wells.</p>