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Burning The Future – Coal in America – Appalachia West ...

Burning The Future – Coal in America – Appalachia West ...

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Nov 19, 2010· Burning The Future Coal in America was an incredible documentary on the impact of coal on the Appalachian West Virginia Region. Maria Gunnoe was the 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize winner in 2009 for the work that she has done..

Mountaintop Removal in West Virginia: An Environmental ...

Mountaintop Removal in West Virginia: An Environmental ...

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This article provides an analysis of one of the most ecologically and socially destructive stripmining techniques, mountaintop removal, in one of the poorest regions in the United States, West Virginia. It is argued that West Virginia has become an environmental sacrifice zone, providing efficient, lowsulfur coal to the centers of accumulation and consumption at the expense of its own ...

VIDEO: The Land of Mountaintop Removal from Aerial America ...

VIDEO: The Land of Mountaintop Removal from Aerial America ...

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From: Aerial America »West Virginia. Over five hundred mountains in West Virginia have been destroyed because of new mining techniques used by coal companies in the Appalachians.

10 Abandoned Places in West Virginia We Heart WV

10 Abandoned Places in West Virginia We Heart WV

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Apr 25, 2016· Coal seams from the surrounding mines were some of the richest in West Virginia. Passenger trains would bring as many as 95,000 people through in the early 1900s. As a result, the town's saloons and other businesses were consistently busy while boarding houses overflowed with guests.

BankTrack – Mountain top removal coal mining

BankTrack – Mountain top removal coal mining

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Mountain top removal (MTR) mining is a form of strip mining in which coal companies use explosives to blast as much as 800 to 1,000 feet off the tops of mountains order to reach the coal seams that lie .

The Crime of Mountaintop Removal Mining Foreign Policy Blogs

The Crime of Mountaintop Removal Mining Foreign Policy Blogs

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With the West Virginia primary tomorrow, and Kentucky next week, coal and coal mining become more visible as issues. I wrote about this in April at Quick Political Note, Coal and the Candidates. The Sundance Channel is going to premier a blockbuster movie, Burning the Future: Coal in America, tomorrow night. That's 9:35 PM (Eastern) on May 13.

West Virginia coal wars Wikipedia

West Virginia coal wars Wikipedia

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Coal Mining in West Virginia. West Virginia had only a few active coal mines during the US Civil War, with fewer than 1,600 miners in the whole state. Coal mining would flourish, however, between 1880 and 1900, after competing railroad companies began carving routes through the mountains of Appalachia.

Burning The Future: Coal in America

Burning The Future: Coal in America

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Coming full circle this week as I bring Burning the Future: Coal in America to West Virginia for its first public screening in the coal fields. West Virginia International Film Festival WVSC Capitol Center Theater 123 Summers Street, Charleston Tuesday, April 22nd at 6:30.

Bank of America to stop financing mountaintop removal ...

Bank of America to stop financing mountaintop removal ...

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Bank of America has provided financing for several major surface mine operators, including Massey Energy and International Coal Group, according to corporate financial disclosures.

The Cancer Epidemic in Central Appalachia

The Cancer Epidemic in Central Appalachia

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The Cancer Epidemic in Central Appalachia. Seen from above, the Appalachian Mountains jut from the earth like a spine curving through the eastern, reaching north into Canada and south into Mississippi. For most Americans, this lush region conjures the strum of a banjo, the songs of Loretta Lynn and the gentle twang of a thick mountain accent.

The Epic Rise and Fall of America's Most Notorious Coal ...

The Epic Rise and Fall of America's Most Notorious Coal ...

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Sep 30, 2015· A mascot of the coal industry's worst excesses, Blankenship pumped millions of dollars into West Virginia's political system to promote an antiregulatory agenda and curry favor with state lawmakers and officials. But Massey's pursuit of profits at .

Plundering Appalachia The Tragedy of MountaintopRemoval ...

Plundering Appalachia The Tragedy of MountaintopRemoval ...

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PART II: CRADLE TO GRAVE Coal's Deadly Legacy Cradle to Grave: Coal is the Enemy of the Biosphere Tom Butler Bombing Appalachia Dismantling Mountains Devouring the Earth Filling the Valleys Processing Black Gold Storing Sludge Exporting the Riches Fouling the Skies Dumping the Ash. PART III: APPALACHIA UNDER ATTACK Big Coal's War on Nature and People

10,000 West Virginia coal miners once went to war with the ...

10,000 West Virginia coal miners once went to war with the ...

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West Virginia coal miners were sorely in need of union organization in the early 20th century. (Lewis Hine/Library of Congress) On the morning of May 19, 1920, a squad of seven private security agents arrived in Matewan, West Virginia, to evict a handful of families from their homes.

Obama's 'war on coal' doesn't exist | Al Jazeera America

Obama's 'war on coal' doesn't exist | Al Jazeera America

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Jun 02, 2014· But in Kentucky, West Virginia and even the coal country of Democraticcontrolled Illinois, a similar time warp — led by politicians caught between misinformed nostalgia, a failed reality check on the ailing coal industry and the powerful mining lobby — has prevented the region from addressing coal's indisputable role in climate change (and its untenable health and environmental costs) during election .

Does God support mountaintop removal mining? CNN

Does God support mountaintop removal mining? CNN

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Aug 19, 2011· Editor's note: Soledad O'Brien's documentary, "Battle for Blair Mountain: Working in America" airs at 8 ET Saturday, August 20. Art Kirkendoll, a former West Virginia county commissioner, says that God clearly supports mountaintop removal mining, which is vigorously opposed by environmentalists.

Obama Ends 150Year War of StripMining in 24 States! | Grist

Obama Ends 150Year War of StripMining in 24 States! | Grist

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Apr 01, 2010· Obama Ends 150Year War of StripMining in 24 States! But don't be fooled on April 1st today: Mountaintop removal, the process of blowing up mountains in Appalachia to scoop out the last tiny seams of dirty coal, ain't new. Nor is the devastating stripmining of .