GREEN
06/18/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

'Appalachian Apocalypse': Obama Permits Mountaintop Removal Mining

Just stop and consider this: Across Appalachia, companies are blowing entire mountaintops to smithereens to get at the thin coal seams below. The communities of the region are paying the cost in their health, their culture and their natural heritage.

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