Mountaintop Removal Ruins West Virginia Barbeque, Too
In this video, some drunk employees of Massey Energy, which does mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia, crash the super mellow 23rd annual Mountain Keepers Festival, an anti-mountaintop removal event. It's awkward, to say the least.[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gjc7Jg_gMy0Obviously, not every workaday employee of Massey Energy is a belligerent jackass, but these ones certainly are. And they care more about West Virginia having coal mining jobs than having mountains. I get the feeling promising that shirtless guy a new "green collar job" wouldn't really placate him. You can see why this is a tricky political problem.For a great primer on mountaintop removal, check out GOOD columnist Ben Jervey's recent piece.Via Boing Boing.