Mountain Top Removal (strip mining)

Mountain Top Removal (strip mining)

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“How's it hangin”

Since: Feb 09

Royalton

#1 May 11, 2009
What are your opinions about this subject and also coal fired power plants and the effects it has on "Global Warming"
all smiles

Paintsville, KY

#2 May 12, 2009
What do you think about it?
friend of a friend

West Liberty, KY

#3 May 12, 2009
well my husband works on a strip job...my opinion you cant find any better people i dont know alot about "global warming" but if they shut all the jobs down alot of people are gonna be in the dark and alot of kids are gonna go hungary
girlie

United States

#4 May 12, 2009
I don't believe in mountain top removal at all. It is destroying everything that's beautiful about eastern ky. That's just one reason.
all smiles

Paintsville, KY

#5 May 12, 2009
well my husband has been working on one for almost two years and my dad about six and now my brother does and thanks to them and everyone else that works on a mine we have power
plus so many people are dependent on coal or
eletric that you can't take it away no offence and some people say that they would like to bring in solar or wind power theres no way that would work in kentucky because if you live up in the hills you dont get enough wind sorry but our lives revolve around eletric and the many people that work on mines need to keep there jobs so i'm sticken with the strip jobs
xyz

Adams, KY

#6 May 12, 2009
girlie wrote:
I don't believe in mountain top removal at all. It is destroying everything that's beautiful about eastern ky. That's just one reason.
A mountain that has just been stripped is not a pretty site. This ugly land, however is reclaimed. Reclamation of land after mountain top removal has provided eastern Kentucky with a lot of flat land that could be used for home sites, hospitals, golf courses, etc. I agree that we need to preserve the beauty of eastern Kentucky, but we also need to have a strong economy and jobs for our residents. A booming coal business means jobs and money for our area. I wonder what our country would be like if Daniel Boone and our founding fathers wanted to keep things the way they were?
forsure

Wittensville, KY

#7 May 12, 2009
this is to (all smiles)I'm so happy that your hole family has a good paying coal job, thats the way it is around here on the strip mines once one of the family gets in then the whole family has a job,I've had my surface mining card for 4 years now and still can't get a job on none of the strip mines around here.Just venting alittle it just makes me upset to go to any of the strip mines and see father,son,brother,brother in law,uncle,grand son and right on down the line of family members.........
all smiles

Paintsville, KY

#8 May 12, 2009
well i'm sorry you can't get a job on a strip mine but i try to thank god everyday for my families jobs and i don't know why seeing a line of family members working on a coal mine would make you upset because hopefully you'll get a job on a mine and if you do mabey you could help some of your family get a good paying coal job and then you wouldn't be upset
The Punisher

Salyersville, KY

#9 May 12, 2009
xyz wrote:
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A mountain that has just been stripped is not a pretty site. This ugly land, however is reclaimed. Reclamation of land after mountain top removal has provided eastern Kentucky with a lot of flat land that could be used for home sites, hospitals, golf courses, etc. I agree that we need to preserve the beauty of eastern Kentucky, but we also need to have a strong economy and jobs for our residents. A booming coal business means jobs and money for our area. I wonder what our country would be like if Daniel Boone and our founding fathers wanted to keep things the way they were?
Some people would have us sit in the dark without power,lose our homes and starve just to be green and all PC. These people are delusional and very naive. Very good post, I agree with you completely.

“How's it hangin”

Since: Feb 09

Royalton

#10 May 12, 2009
i totally support mountain top removal. i started this thread to hear others' opinions. but w/o coal, eastern ky will not survive!

“wasted years1990-1994”

Since: Mar 09

22 Acacia Avenue

#11 May 13, 2009
JB from KY wrote:
i totally support mountain top removal. i started this thread to hear others' opinions. but w/o coal, eastern ky will not survive!
I agree 100%.

Since: May 09

United States

#12 May 13, 2009
I would love to see mining done away with. Hopefully in the future we will be able to get all of our power from renewable resources (wind, water, solar).

Until that time comes nuclear power would be a fine replacement. Yes it is potentially dangerous, but there hasn't been any serious incidents since chernobyl over 20 years ago.

How many serious mining accidents have there been just in the past few years? I can think of a few
all smiles

Paintsville, KY

#13 May 13, 2009
ya'll just don't care about the many people who works on strip job to help give you eletric and what about their jobs we have family too

Since: May 09

United States

#14 May 13, 2009
all smiles wrote:
ya'll just don't care about the many people who works on strip job to help give you eletric and what about their jobs we have family too
I have empathy for them and their familys. I care more about the environment that my children will inherit though.
Country boy

Paintsville, KY

#15 May 13, 2009
Okay.First of all the people who are working on the strip mines couldnt give a shit about anyone who doesnt.Its all family or religion,which you rarely find religion on a good job.I am all for mountain top mining or underground mining..the good lord wouldnt have put it here if it wasnt to serve a purpose.I do not like how the companies discriminate however.I know so so many of these bosses who didnt have a pot to piss in until someone gave them a chance as a freaking grease monkey or something, and now they dont want to help anyone who hasnt got experience.Where does experience come from?How does one obtain experience?I read the piece dick love wrote in the paper.It made me sick to my stomach.Why if he is for this, does he just hire the freaking dope heads and not give an honest guy a chance at work?It dont matter to me either way but it just hurts to know that people get hired because of who or WHAT you know on someone.I know lots of eager young men who HAVE to work not wanting to...and cant find it.Id rather hire a father who had to work as a dope head who needs to.Which one will be more reliable?Omfg.Anyhow it dont matter like I said they are gonna do what they have always done.One more thing the booger hill job seems to be a freaking joke.They cant even stay up and runnin for drug testing and firing people.Which I think we all knew what that would be hell.Like the old wolverine job,and all the others who went bankrupt around here.Oh well.
Country boy

Paintsville, KY

#16 May 13, 2009
Again Im saying I am for mining 100! For those who are against it.What would we do without it?No coal =no money plain and simple!Wanna grow dope or tobacco which is a failing cash crop since weed has taken over.We will only surrive by digging coal! We have always surrived by digging coal.I dont want to start shooting animals and trapping to get by do you?Well without coal where would you be?Working in a factory making some kind of plastic product that gives you cancer?Coal may cause black lung but if people are smart enought to use and wear the protective gear they have that is not an issus.Only reason I posted was beacue of how they discriminate and hire the ones they want to.reguardless of experience or anything else/I know people who let family ride with them to get experience.Is that legal?Are they covered by the insurance even if they aint got a mining card?no I dont think so.

Since: Apr 09

Charleston, WV

#17 May 13, 2009
I'm 50/50 on this.
I hate what Mountain top removal does to our land, how it is to blame for a lot of the flooding, contaminates drinking water, etc. etc. I believe a lot of coal companies prefer doing this because it takes less workers.

HOWEVER..........

Coal is what makes KY thrive. It helps to keep many KY families afloat. If they could find a safer, less damaging way of doing this I could probably support it 100%.
Country boy

Paintsville, KY

#18 May 13, 2009
I agree with ya bean bag.It has its pros and cons.It doesnt really contaminate the water as much as these dead beat people who pump their RAW sewage into the river though.It actually has a chance to filter by the time it leaves the jobsite till it reaches the river.Whihc i dont recomend anyone drink city or county water myself.It does however help to fill the river in which in turn causes flooding to be greater than usual.So much runoff and silt that makes it to the river fills the bed and water has no where to go except out so.The fact that people dont care or seem to care about what it is doing to local homes is beyond me.I guess cause one of the homeowners is also a land owner and is getting rich off this.It is cracking the foundations close to home,it is cracking well housing and etc.That is to close to be blasting but oh well its them not us.If they want to destroy their home for a few bucks and it is only a few compared to the companies then more power to em.

Since: Apr 09

Charleston, WV

#19 May 13, 2009
It sickens me to think of those who have 'straight pipes' to the creeks, that is total contamination at it's finest. Gross.

A lot of health dept's recommend city water for babies and toddlers because of the flouride in the water.

The thing with MTR is that it can occur so close to some people's homes, I couldn't imagine living so close to a blasting site..
Country boy

Paintsville, KY

#20 May 13, 2009
Yeah and beanbag I had also heard the same thing about the flouride.I have also had people who work for the water company tell me not to let anyone drink it.I only let my dogs and animals drink it now.If you knew what this person told me you wouldnt either.It is a disgrace.I have bought water ever since I heard of this.It is absoloutely discousting what goes on.Which its not to hard if ya think about it.Look at the people who shoot dope and toss shit like that down the drain.Aids and all that waste water....well we are drinkin it.If they have no cure for aids....how can they purify the water that absoloutely does have aids in it?It does I know several people and it is disgusting.That would be a whole new topic but.lol

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