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Watch a Coal Mine Devour a Mountain Range

See the Hobet mine move from ridge to ridge, destroying everything in sight to supply America with coal.


Among the various indecent things America does to get energy, mountaintop removal mining—a process by which mountains are literally flattened for coal, creating rivers of toxic sludge and clouds of pollution as byproducts—is one of the worst.

There are lots of ways to illustrate the evils of mountaintop removal mining with words. Ben Jervey did a great job in this post. But here's an illustration with pictures. The animation below, created with satellite images recently released by NASA, shows the destruction wrought by the West Virginia Hobet coal mine from 1984 to 2010.

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The Banks Most Responsible for Blasting Mountains and Ruining Appalachia

See which banks are still financing mountaintop removal coal mining and ensuring the destruction of the world's oldest mountains.

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Spread the Word: Help Stop Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Today

It's a national call-in today to end mountaintop removal coal mining. Let's help them.

Our friends in Appalachia need our help today. Mountaintop removal coal mining is a social, economic, and environmental disaster. Here's why. And there's now a bill in Congress, the Clean Water Protection Act, that would help end the practice.

The folks at iLoveMountains.org, an excellent anti-mountaintrop removal advocacy group and a GOOD 100 honoree, have organized a National Call-In Day to End Mountaintop Removal, and we owe it to our fellow Americans dealing most directly with its impacts to help them out. Here's a video from iLoveMountains.org:

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