Blowing Up Mountains: Destroying the Environment for Coal + The Last Mountain

Replaced video with similar ones on Mountain-Top Removal

VICE on Jul 3, 2012

Massive corporations are blowing up mountains and creating environmental ruins in West Virginia. All this devastation, just to extract some coal.

We went to West Virginia to investigate mountain-top removal — which a way of extracting coal from deposits under mountains. Instead of drilling into the mountain and sending men underground to take out the coal in the traditional way, they just take the whole top of a mountain off.

Hosted by Derrick Beckles | Originally aired on in 2010

Continue reading

The Miserable State of Mine Safety by Ralph Nader

by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
April 9. 2010

The tragedy at the Massey Energy Company’s very profitable Upper Big Branch coal mine at Montcoal, West Virginia, which so far has cost 25 miners’ lives, is another reminder of the immense human and environmental cost of this fuel. Continue reading