Battle over mountaintop mining slowly...

Battle over mountaintop mining slowly gains ground

There are 6 comments on the WYMT story from Dec 7, 2009, titled Battle over mountaintop mining slowly gains ground. In it, WYMT reports that:

Environmental activists gained more momentum this year than in the past decade against the destructive, uniquely Appalachian form of strip mining known as mountaintop removal, though they have yet to mobilize the millions of supporters they want.

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“we attempt to Clean Up Stories”

Since: Jun 09

Toronto, Canada

#1 Apr 11, 2010
... to be because it's an indication of what's wrong with our country - corporate greed," says ex-Marine Bo Webb, whose Naoma home sits below a mountaintop mine and within 10 miles of three coal-waste dams. In mountaintop removal mining, forests are ...

Comment? Sounds like pretty bad idea with recent spills etc

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However

Charleston, WV

#2 Apr 11, 2010
North America wrote:
... to be because it's an indication of what's wrong with our country - corporate greed," says ex-Marine Bo Webb, whose Naoma home sits below a mountaintop mine and within 10 miles of three coal-waste dams. In mountaintop removal mining, forests are ...
Comment? Sounds like pretty bad idea with recent spills etc
Related Topix: Appalachia, VA, Social Software, Kathy Mattea, Country, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law
Mr Webb is not telling you that the three coal waste facilities are not of mountain top mining origin. The waste in those ponds are from underground mining not mountain top mining. I believe some of the activist set themselves back somewhat last week by exposing their true motives to a nation and it was not just mountain top mining as has been suggested here all along.
informed citizen

Oak Hill, WV

#3 Apr 12, 2010
However wrote:
<quoted text>
Mr Webb is not telling you that the three coal waste facilities are not of mountain top mining origin. The waste in those ponds are from underground mining not mountain top mining. I believe some of the activist set themselves back somewhat last week by exposing their true motives to a nation and it was not just mountain top mining as has been suggested here all along.
Thank you for pointing that out. The article clearly points out how they effectively spread just one side of the issue:

"The activists have harnessed the power of the Web, social
networking and satellite phones. They've chained themselves to
heavy equipment, blocked haul roads and climbed trees to stop
blasting. They've marched for miles, hung banners and been
arrested."

Unless others start using the same venues to tell another side, the activists will win. Not only on MTR, but the decades old ultimate goal of doing way with fossils fuels. Most folks turn a blind eye whenever some activist lets that point slip out. That's the dirty secret that activists want to hide for now.

One step at a time..meet the first goal and the next ones will be easier. And as obama advisor Rahm Emanuel preaches - never let a crisis go to waste. Strike while the iron is hot - and it's just about at the melting point now.
sugar

Princeton, WV

#4 Apr 16, 2010
informed citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you for pointing that out. The article clearly points out how they effectively spread just one side of the issue:
"The activists have harnessed the power of the Web, social
networking and satellite phones. They've chained themselves to
heavy equipment, blocked haul roads and climbed trees to stop
blasting. They've marched for miles, hung banners and been
arrested."
Unless others start using the same venues to tell another side, the activists will win. Not only on MTR, but the decades old ultimate goal of doing way with fossils fuels. Most folks turn a blind eye whenever some activist lets that point slip out. That's the dirty secret that activists want to hide for now.
One step at a time..meet the first goal and the next ones will be easier. And as obama advisor Rahm Emanuel preaches - never let a crisis go to waste. Strike while the iron is hot - and it's just about at the melting point now.
sounds like chenney got you spoiled and soon lil hitler will be insignificant!!!!
sugar

Princeton, WV

#5 Apr 20, 2010
sugar wrote:
<quoted text>sounds like chenney got you spoiled and soon lil hitler will be insignificant!!!!
i suggest you watch the documentary on pbs,called dirt.i want to see just how informed you want to be!!!
informed citizen

Oak Hill, WV

#6 Apr 23, 2010
sugar wrote:
<quoted text>i suggest you watch the documentary on pbs,called dirt.i want to see just how informed you want to be!!!
PBS, because of federal funding is supposed to be objective and balanced but over the years has become distintly liberal. I currently only watch a few shows, down from years ago when it was one of my main selctions. And I NO LONGER give yearly during their campaigns for public donations. I did watch the youtube trailer on "Dirt" and just a few seconds showed me where the program was headed.

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