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Mountaintop Removal Redux: Bobby vs. Blankenship II

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

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In a reprise of the debate between NRDC's Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Massey Coal CEO Don Blankenship over mountaintop removal coal mining, the Washington newspaper The Hill published dueling pieces by both adversaries in today's edition. 

Friends of Coal vs. Friends of Wood

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

I don't know Chris Chanlett, but I like his style. A self-described farmer and landscaper, he writes in the Charleston Gazette about his unique perspective on the "coal war" being waged in Appalachia.

Mountaintop Removal: FAIL

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

It remains nearly impossible to functionally replace a mountain whose ecological niche was 400 million years in the making.

Appalachia's Own 'Resource Curse'?

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

Coalfield communities "are weaker than the rest of the state, weaker than the rest of the region, and weaker than the rest of the nation," says West Virginia University researcher Michael Hendryx.