Mining’s Toxic Legacy On Rivers

Mining’s Toxic Legacy On Rivers

Originally published by American Rivers on 31/05/16. Energy development can also produce toxic waste that can seep or spill into groundwater and rivers, threatening fish and wildlife and drinking water supplies. Here’s how: Mountaintop removal mining One of the most damaging forms of mining is mountaintop removal, where entire mountains...

Mountaintop removal: country’s mental health crisis

Mountaintop removal: country’s mental health crisis

Originally published by Grist on 17/02/16. … The mind fights the body and the body fights the land. It wants our bodies, the landscape does, and everyone runs the risk of being swallowed up. Can we love nature for what it really is: predatory? We do not walk through a...

Charleston Resident Barney Frazier speaks on Mountaintop Removal

Charleston Resident Barney Frazier speaks on Mountaintop Removal

Video by Kanawha Forest Coalition.   Local resident in Charleston speaks about his experiences of the disruption, pollution and degradation caused by mountaintop removal mining. This especially highlights the tenacity and brazen attitude of mining companies towards locals, even when they have been treated from the outset with proactive and...