03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Leading Scientists Call For Mountain-Top Removal Ban

The scientists received no outside funding for this; they donated their time. One says the project was sparked by a request from NGOs.

They're calling for a moratorium on permits until there can be a "rational hearing" on the science. Many of them were new to the issue when they started this; all of them seem kind of shocked by how horrific it is and by how little attention it's gotten.

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