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Lou's response to aspects of laima's post

Posted by Lou Pilder on December 21, 2006, at 16:50:07

In reply to Re: Lou's response to aspects of this thread Phillipa, posted by laima on December 21, 2006, at 16:06:31

> That's no accident or chance- strip mining and clearcutting is often hidden from roads by "buffer zones" of trees to keep things looking nice. It's true in the west as well as in Appalacia.
> > I love to drive to the Mountains drive there for the day on weekends sometimes. Looks okay to me. Love Phillipa
> Friends, The subject of the environmental devistation done to the Mountains in Appalachia and the effect upon it's peoples may not be well-known to many.
There is going on a process called,{mountiantop removal}. Seeing this from an airplane gives a clear understanding of what happens in this coal minning process. Imagine if you will that all the trees have been removed in this proces and the debris usually allowed to fill the valley below. Imagine the effects upon the people that live near there. The explosions, the debris, the water run off from there being no trees left on the mountiantop causing flooding. And more.
Here are some pictures of this process that may be unbeknownst to some.




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