The Story of the Falling Mountains.
This is the first page of many regarding the environmentally and socially destructive process of Mountaintop Removal and Valley Fill that is taking place in many states along the eastern coast of America. Some of the states affected are Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Virginia, North Carolina and West Virginia. My primary focus will be the state of West Virginia. I do not live in West Virginia. I reside in southern Ohio where there is relatively safe water to drink, relatively clean air to breathe, and a relative peace knowing that I can go to sleep without worrying about not waking up the next morning. You and I are lucky, for we are not personally affected by the coal industry. Unfortunately, there are thousands of entire families in the beautiful and humble state of West Virginia that must helplessly endure the horrors of the Earth altering Mountaintop Removal process. That is why I made this internet site. For the people. To the left of this text are links to information pages regarding the Appalachian people and the industry that is changing their lives. Please take this information seriously. This is what is happening (virtually unnoticed) in the United States while our government is concentrating on saving the environments and cultures of the rest of the world.
Please e-mail your concerns or comments to the Site Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org and the information in question will be reviewed and an appropriate action will be taken if deemed necessary. Any new information, links to personal web pages, or photographs that you may have can be sent to the Site Manager for review and possibly added to this web page whenever updated.
West Virginia's Governor has appointed a Task Force to study the problem of Mountaintop Removal Mining and report to him on what should be done.
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