Logan County residents worried about ...

Logan County residents worried about planned mines

There are 30 comments on the Charleston Gazette story from Aug 6, 2009, titled Logan County residents worried about planned mines. In it, Charleston Gazette reports that:

LOGAN, W.Va. -- Logan County residents living near the proposed site of two new coal mines are concerned about the operations' effect on their community.

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miners wife

United States

#21 Oct 23, 2009
Old Relic wrote:
I think that is a lovely idea - all the miners quitting anyway.
Really lady why don't you get it - your husband supports you and your kids by destroying what other people have worked for? As if that is not bad enough we then have to listen to all of you tell us how we couldn't make it without you. Is that some kind of joke or do you really believe that?
Guess what nobody is buying that load of crap your selling because it is clear what your interest is, and it sure AINT everyone else.
My husband hasn't destroyed anything that someone else has worked for. He is one of those evil Mountain Top Removal miners.He drills the holes that they put the powder into blow the crap out of the top of mountain. And I didn't say that peopole couldn't make it with out miners. But all that would be in West Virginia would be people on welfare and those that are retired.
nemesis

United States

#22 Oct 23, 2009
The land, the people, and the environment is the sacrifice given to the coal barons for a few jobs, that are temporary at best. What a price we pay for the crumbs they hand down. The Governor referred to us as a extractive State the other day. I'd like to extract him and send him to Alaska, he is a closet Republican pure and simple.
VIP

Prestonsburg, KY

#23 Oct 23, 2009
miners wife wrote:
I think all miners should quit work. Get on welfare and let everyone that is complaining
support them. Pay for their kids to go to college.
Pay their medical bills, buy buy their meds. Then see how long it will take them to stop their bitching.
No thanks...I already pay out enough taxes so people can stay at home. I'm not at all agianst mining coal but put yourself in our shoes. These large trucks will destroy our roads, houses, and air among other things. These truck drivers will not worry about hitting someone or tearing up people's property. They just hall a$$. I believe they could construct alt. routes to avoid driving through our communities. I think you would bitch too if this was your home that could be destroyed.
Old Relic

United States

#24 Oct 24, 2009
miners son wrote:
<quoted text>I think it is rather funny how some people think that while living in West Virginia they can have nothing to do with coal. There is not a single plastic polymer that coal is not a vital componet in it's production. And by the way you don't want to support coal, fine don't use a computer, don't use phone, don't use a television, don't heat your house with electricity, don't use gas to heat you house either because COAL is also used in the production of the pipes that bring the gas to your house.And for that matter don't use your car, there is not a single componet in a car from the engine to the cup holder that coal is not envolved in the production of. In other words if you want to de-evolve into a pre eighteen hundreds civilization then fine do away with coal.
Ah but the times they are a changin - and not to prehisotirc times as you imply but to futuristic advancemnts. So, maybe you should lose that 19th century attitude and get with the 21st.
Old Relic

United States

#25 Oct 24, 2009
miners wife wrote:
<quoted text>My husband hasn't destroyed anything that someone else has worked for. He is one of those evil Mountain Top Removal miners.He drills the holes that they put the powder into blow the crap out of the top of mountain. And I didn't say that peopole couldn't make it with out miners. But all that would be in West Virginia would be people on welfare and those that are retired.
Oh he only prepares for the blast that is called rationalizing - does it help - maybe for a little while. You are wrong about your assumtion that WV couldn't make it without you either - that false belive may also be the source of your narcissistic assumptions. MTR only contriubtes to 15% of all taxes generated in the state - try giving the other 85% of the hard working men and women a little credit.
jeff

Wharton, WV

#26 Oct 24, 2009
getlostallof you wrote:
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you are the kind of person that don't know mcuh about people and their homes. No one wants a stinking coal mining company from Maryland coming into a large community and taking charge of peoples roads, destroying land that is not theirs.
These people in Peach Creek and Crooked Creek have owned their own homes there for years, and worked all their lives to pay them off!! Who the hell do you think you are anyway? What if it was your home, and children who were going to have to breath the dust from all those stupid coal trucks all day long? GET REAL!
These same people that you say should be working has put in their share of work over many years; can you say the same thing?
Do a little research and then get on here and shoot your mouth off!
I really don't see how you can fight this. I mean it is a public road. IM not saying I'm all for it but, as I said befor it is a public road
Old Relic

United States

#27 Oct 24, 2009
I know how you can fight it - through the office of surfice mining. A report by the office of surface mining ivestigating citizens compliants clearly reads - what is not needed is more regualtions, rather those established need to be enforced. The report futher wrote that those impacted by mines not following regualtions and addressed by regional agents can and should pursue recourse through civil action.

I believe I would also check zoning laws, as well as the limits and regualtions governing roadway use through the WV State Department of Transportation.
Caffeinated

Downers Grove, IL

#28 Oct 24, 2009
Highwall Miners Wife wrote:
Why don't you that are complaining stop and think, this should be a big boost that the shaken economy in this area needs to help people to get back on their feet, and may be just maybe get somewhat ahead of things again.
yes...that is one aspect, but you also have to consider the wear and tear on the roads...which will cost tax payers a lot of money to maintain, the traffic, the noise etc...

The town is smart to ask questions now. It will concern many, especially for the folks who live near by. The value on their homes are sure to decrease. That is a valid concern.
Caffeinated

Downers Grove, IL

#29 Oct 24, 2009
jeff wrote:
<quoted text>I really don't see how you can fight this. I mean it is a public road. IM not saying I'm all for it but, as I said befor it is a public road
I am not familiar with this process, but "belting" might be the way to go...as mentioned in the article.

It may eliminate some of the concerns.
Peach creeker

Washington, NC

#30 Jan 16, 2014
Why dont all of you mooching mother fu$kers get out and get a job instead of doin ur fuckinpills and bitchin about everything and park ur car out of the road and juss let em bring jobs back to the economy

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