Economics of Strip Mining – Appalachian Voices

2006-6-29 · Chris Irwin at United Mountain Defense just delivered one of the most awesome point-by-point refutation of every coal industry talking point ever. Stat-by-stat, and state-by-state, Chris refutes Congressman Duncan''s (R TN-1) silly hogwash about "jobs and economics and helping poor people" as the reason for continuing mountaintop removal and strip mining.

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NRDC: APPALACHIAN HEARTBREAK

2018-3-9 · APPALACHIAN HEARTBREAK Time to End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Author Rob Perks Natural Resources Defense Council Coal is America''s dirtiest energy source—and the country''s leading ...

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strip mining Appalachian towns | The Pop History Dig

 · The song, written for Prine''s father, is about how coal mining altered the countryside in western Kentucky. In this case, the type of mining at issue was strip mining. Companies such as Amax, Pittsburg & Midway, and Peabody Coal Company had either acquired coal land or engaged in strip mining in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky during the 1960s ...

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Strip Mining In Appalachia | Special Collections Research ...

2021-8-8 · Surface mining, strip mining, and mountaintop removal are terms that are often incorrectly used interchangeably. This pathfinder focuses on the history of strip mining in Appalachia including grass roots resistance, cultural and environmental impact, and to a lesser extent, coal industry depictions of strip mining and its impact on Appalachia.

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Strip Mining In The Appalachian Mountains

Appalachia''s Strip-Mined Mountains Face a Growing Climate ...

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Strip mining and the flooding in Appalachia : hearing ...

1977-7-26 · Get this from a library! Strip mining and the flooding in Appalachia : hearing before a subcommittee of the Committee on Government Operations, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, first session, July 26, 1977.. [United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Operations. Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources Subcommittee.]

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Economics of Strip Mining – Appalachian Voices

2006-6-29 · It is the nature of strip mining. Strip mining by its very nature erodes and destroys miners'' jobs; it is the death knell for mining unions and more traditional deep mining techniques. Strip mining does not generate coal jobs, it destroys them. As coal from strip mines begins competing against coal from deep mines, the earth

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Appalachian Coalition Against Strip Mining – The Alliance ...

2019-6-24 · The Appalachian region boasts a long, proud history of resistance by individuals, organizations, and alliances working to stop strip mining abuses in the region, beginning in the 1960s. The Appalachian Coalition Against Strip Mining formalized some of these efforts in the 1970s by working with a national coalition of groups from coalfields ...

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Plant Communities on Appalachian Mined Lands | SpringerLink

2020-11-26 · Abstract. Since the mid-2000s, forest re-establishment has been a common post-mining reclamation goal for Appalachian mined lands, but mine reclamation and subsequent ecological processes are often not successful at establishing post-mining communities similar to native Appalachian forests.

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How to Restore a Million Acres of Strip-Mined Land? Bring ...

2019-4-13 · Wildlife restoration is just one of the new uses of about 1.5 million acres of Central Appalachian land affected by strip- and mountaintop-removal-mining since the 1970s. Other communities have turned their land into sites for solar energy farms, outdoor recreation …

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Effects of Strip Mining on the Appalachian Environment ...

Despite the positives, strip mining poses some serious consequences to the environment, portraying the industry in a negative light, some of which include deforestation and erosion, contamination of water, and wildlife poisoning and loss of habitat. Deforestation and erosion are the most obvious effects of strip mining.

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Surface Coal Mining in Appalachia | US EPA

2020-9-21 · Surface Coal Mining in Appalachia. Coal is mined in Appalachia by both surface and underground mining techniques. Surface coal mining methods in the steep terrain of the central Appalachian coalfields include mountaintop removal, contour, area and highwall mining. Coal mining operations are found in Kentucky, West ia, ia, Maryland ...

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Mountaintop Removal and Strip Mining | Kentuckians For …

2021-8-14 · Mountaintop Removal and Strip Mining. The Appalachian Mountains are among the oldest mountains in the world and one of the most biologically diverse locations in this hemisphere. Our communities here are culturally rich. Most importantly, they are home. And …

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Effects of Strip Mining on the Appalachian Environment ...

Strip Mining 505 Words | 3 Pages. Over the years countless people have tried to pass legislation to stop a endemic of destruction. The purpose of this research is to inform the uniformed and curious about the ecological and some economical effects that strip mining of Appalachia and spread information of the deleterious effects in has inflicted.

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Appalachian Mountaintop Mining Particulate Matter Induces ...

2014-10-27 · Epidemiological studies suggest that living near mountaintop coal mining (MTM) activities is one of the contributing factors for high lung cancer incidence. The purpose of this study was to investigate the long-term carcinogenic potential of MTM particulate matter (PMMTM) exposure on human bronchial epithelial cells. Our results show that chronic exposure (3 months) to noncytotoxic ...

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Appalachian showdown over strip mining

2009-10-18 · The march was organized by 81-year-old Roland Micklem of Savannah, N.Y., and has involved 28 people between ages 50 and 88 over the five days. Mountaintop removal is a form of strip mining that ...

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Cumulative impacts of mountaintop mining on an Appalachian ...

2011-12-27 · Mountaintop mining is the dominant form of coal mining and the largest driver of land cover change in the central Appalachians. The waste rock from these surface mines is disposed of in the adjacent river valleys, leading to a burial of headwater streams and dramatic increases in salinity and trace metal concentrations immediately downstream. In this synoptic study we document the cumulative ...

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Coal Controversy In Appalachia

Mountaintop removal coal mines have changed the shape, altitude, and ecology of large areas of the Appalachian coalfields. This photograph shows part of the Kayford Mountain Mine in …

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Strip Mining In The Appalachian Mountains

While some say strip mining in the Appalachian mountains is a profitable and safe way to fuel America, the long term negative effects of strip mining far outweigh any perceived benefits. The vast and open mountain range that spans the east coast, known as the Appalachian Mountains is home …show more content…

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The Development of Strip Mining in Southern Appalachia

In the Southern Appalachian region strip mining did not become entrenched after the war. Indeed, it all but ceased. West ia was the only part of the region in which strip mining was of even the slightest commercial importance between the two World Wars. During that period, annual produc-

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Appalachian Regional Commission history | The Pop History …

 · Strip Mining. Strip mining in Kentucky and elsewhere had gone on for decades before Harry Caudill arrived on the scene, but after World War II the technology had moved well beyond the "pick-and-shovel" stage. In eastern Kentucky especially, the practice of "shoot and shove" contour strip mining was notorious. Miners gouged into hillsides with mechanized shovels and dozers, establishing ...

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Few Appalachian sites redeveloped after mining

2010-12-31 · The AP obtained post-mining land use records from Kentucky and West ia, the two states where Appalachian strip mining is most prevalent. In 2009, those states accounted for nearly three ...

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Appalachia''s Strip-Mined Mountains Face a Growing Climate ...

2019-11-21 · The Army Corps acknowledged at least as far back as 2000 that strip mining with valley fills could increase runoff. And a major environmental impact study on mountaintop mining published by the EPA in 2011 reported that storms can produce greater stream flows in watersheds with mountaintop mining …

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Effects of Strip Mining on the Appalachian Environment ...

Deforestation and erosion are the most obvious effects of strip mining. In order to get to the minerals beneath the surface of the earth, miners must clear-cut the area in which they will be working. According to the EPA, mountain top removal will affect 6.8% of forested land in the Appalachians (United).

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Future Land Use in the Appalachian Plateau and its ...

2019-9-10 · The Appalachian Plateau includes the eastern and southeastern portion of Ohio, and contains all of the state''s coal-bearing land. The strip-mine reclamation problem is endemic to this area. Two questions must be answered before the relationship of land use in the Appalachian Plateau to strip-mine reclamation can be considered. The first

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Appalachia''s Strip-Mined Mountains Face a Growing Climate ...

2019-11-21 · It found that a total of 1,400 square miles of Appalachia within the Ohio River basin has been scarred by strip mining, with the tops and sides of mountains blasted away and steep mountains valleys...

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To Save the Land and People | Chad Montrie | University of ...

Journal of Appalachian Studies "Montrie''s study not only provides us with an excellent understanding of the history of America''s strip-mining debate but offers guidance for dealing with it in the future."--Journal of American History "An admirable study of real importance to historians of the environment and Appalachia."--Journal of Southern ...

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Coal Mining Appalachia: Southern U.S.A Culture, History ...

Coal mining continues in the Southern Appalachian region today. The physical scars of mechanized strip mining can be seen throughout the hills. But it is the social and economic scars on the region itself that remain below the surface. For more information on coal mining …

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Plundering Appalachia

2010-7-16 · These radical strip-mining operations not only obliterate the former habitat and homes of innumerable wild creatures, they also reshape the very contour of the horizon. The familiar curves and folds of the landscape, the mountains that have anchored communities …

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Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness Radical ...

While Reece includes an element of poetry in the book as well as first hand knowledge of Appalachian strip mining, the book is often hard to follow and Reece is very judgmental of U.S. culture and of opinions that don''t align with his own. Lost Mountain was published in 2006, ten years ago, and a lot of has changed since. ...

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Mountaintop-removal mining is devastating Appalachia, but ...

2006-2-17 · At 2:30 in the morning on Aug. 30, 2004, a bulldozer, operating without a permit above the Davidsons'' home, dislodged a thousand-pound boulder from a mountaintop-removal site in the town of ...

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Strip mining health study must continue in Appalachia ...

2017-8-26 · A mining company goes after Kentucky regulators'' own money. What we do know is that the cancer mortality rate in Appalachian Kentucky is 35 percent higher than the national rate. And we know that ...

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How to Restore a Million Acres of Strip-Mined Land? Bring ...

2019-4-13 · Wildlife restoration is just one of the new uses of about 1.5 million acres of Central Appalachian land affected by strip- and mountaintop-removal-mining since the 1970s. Other …

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A History of Appalachian Coal Mines

2020-10-13 · mining coal --bituminous cinders and crude mining imple­ ments have been found with the remains of early Britons. In 852 A.D. the Abbot of Peterboro wrote a receipt for twelve cartloads of coal, and in 1180 the Bishop of Dur­ ham offered a brief description of mining techniques. Other civilizations had used coal for ornamentation, but

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