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How mountaintop mining affects life and landscape in West Virginia
 
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Deep layers of underground coal are all but gone in West Virginia after 200 years of relentless mining, leaving thinner seams of coal on top of the state's beautiful mountains. But surface mining carries a huge cost: nothing less than mountains themselves. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien reports on how the Appalachian landscape is being fundamentally and irrevocably changed.
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Appalachian Coal Mining Towns
 
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Remnants of days gone by - Coal camps in West Virginia, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. Photos courtesy of www.coalcampusa.com
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The Land of Mountaintop Removal
 
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Over five hundred mountains in West Virginia have been destroyed because of new mining techniques used by coal companies in the Appalachians. From: AERIAL AMERICA: West Virginia http://bit.ly/1lEvUuh
Views: 115071 Smithsonian Channel
Strip Mining for Coal
 
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A belt line is used to carry spoils from open pit coal mine. A D-11 pushes material down to a 950 LeToureau loader. The loader dumps material into a crusher that breaks the rock down small enough to be sent up a series of conveyor belts and a long line to the stockpile. There are five previous mined seams of coal in this pit and you can see some of the old workings in the video.
Views: 57652 JimHowDigsDirt
Mountaintop Removal Mining, Charleston, WV
 
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This video clip highlights the destructive process of strip mining of Appalachian mountains near Charleston, WV. Once mountains are blasted with dynamite to access the coal, they are destroyed forever. These mountain ranges are among the oldest geological formations that exist on our planet (480 million years old) and are one of the most biologically diverse regions in the temperate world. But there's more. Mountaintop mining removal not only destroys the mountains, but also the lives of the people who live there. Residents next to these operations live with destroyed habitat and noise. Coal dust from blasting and coal processing operations and contaminated water from valley fills and coal slurry injections into the ground causes respiratory disease, kidney and gall bladder failure, and cancer. They live with constant fear that a coal slurry impoundment might break, causing death and destruction on a massive scale. The flyover was provided by SouthWings (www.southwings.org) and depicts Kayford Mountain, a 1,200-acre mountaintop removal mine operation; Marsh Fork Elementary School, located just 150 feet from a coal loading silo and 400 yards from a 2.8 billion gallon toxic waste impoundment; and the town of Sylvester, a community whose health and property has been adversely affected by pervasive black coal dust from an adjacent mountaintop removal mining operation. Aerial footage was taken during an Eco-Justice Collaborative June, 2009 delegation to Charleston, WV. Visit www.ecojusticecollaborative.org for more information.
Views: 11831 Pamela J. Richart
Cat® HW300 Highwall Mining System -- Product Video
 
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Linking underground and surface mining operations, the Cat® Highwall Mining System is a testament to versatile mining equipment. The Cat HW300 offers a safe and innovative method for extracting coal from outcropping seams in a multitude of applications. The industry-leading Cat highwall mining system is a new, low-cost addition to traditional mining methods. The system can produce 40 000-110 000 tonnes (44,000-121,000 tons) of coal per month, depending on seam height. Capable of full operation with a three to four-man crew, the Cat highwall mining system averages 27-36 tonnes (30-40 tons) per man-hour. Learn more at https://mining.cat.com/products/surface-mining/highwall-miner
World's biggest mine: Inside US coal
 
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Barack Obama’s pledge to cut carbon emissions has not stopped North Antelope Rochelle mine in Wyoming. In fact, production is booming - and climate change is off the agenda. The Guardian's Suzanne Goldenberg gets a rare look inside the biggest coal mine in the world. Subscribe to The Guardian ► http://bit.ly/subscribegdn Get the whole picture ► http://bit.ly/guardianhome ENDBOARD VIDEOS The godless church and the atheists taking the US by storm ► http://bit.ly/GodlessChurch US Democracy doesn't work in this slice of Florida ► http://bit.ly/1EuRyMz GUARDIAN PLAYLISTS Guardian Investigations ► http://bit.ly/gdninvestigations Comment is Free ► http://bit.ly/CIFplaylist Guardian Docs ► http://bit.ly/gdndocs Guardian Animations & Explanations ► http://bit.ly/aninandex Other Guardian channels on YouTube: Guardian Football ► https://www.youtube.com/user/guardianfootball Guardian Music ► https://www.youtube.com/guardianmusic Guardian Membership ► https://www.youtube.com/user/GuardianMembership Guardian Food ► https://www.youtube.com/user/GuardianFood Guardian Culture ► https://www.youtube.com/user/GuardianCultureArts Guardian Tech ► THE GUARDIAN'S TOP 10 VIDEOS Mos Def force fed in Gitmo procedure ► http://bit.ly/1hdvoqM Bangladeshi Sex Workers take steroids ► http://bit.ly/1mqf3fA North Korean military parade in slow-mo ► http://bit.ly/TTEAGk Police assault on Ian Tomlinson at G20 ► http://bit.ly/1rgq6Pg Manny Pacquiao fight highlights ► http://bit.ly/RBczBp Brick-by-brick women's fencing protest ► http://bit.ly/RBcEFc Trouserless on the Tube ► http://bit.ly/SPWOrv Jesus "would have been an atheist" ► http://bit.ly/1kfrKqP Open Heart Surgery ► http://bit.ly/1tPaGQ2 Brick-by-Brick Usain Bolt 2012 Olympic gold ► http://bit.ly/1pxQqQv
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Open Pit Coal Mine
 
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Open Pit Coal Mine Stellarton, NS,
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Burning coal mine in West Virginia
 
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Coal mining has flattened Appalachia by 40%:
 
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Coal mining has flattened Appalachia by 40%: Scientists reveal dramatic extent of damage done by mountaintop removal For more than forty years, mining companies have been destroying entire mountain peaks in West Virginia, Kentucky and other areas of Central Appalachia. The technique, known as mountaintop mining, practice provides much-needed jobs and the steady supply of coal that America relies on for more than half of its electricity needs.
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Strip Mining JobThat I Used To Work At In Hazard ,Kentucky
 
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This is the job I used to work at a couple of years back in the hills of Southeastern Kentucky.
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Mountaintop Removal in Kentucky
 
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The Destruction of the Appalachian Mountains due to Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
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Counting The Cost Of Australia’s Coal Rush
 
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Catalyst: Coal Dust - How the consequences of Australia's coal boom are choking the population of Newcastle, New South Wales Subscribe to Journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures Go to the Journeyman Science playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlGSlkijht5iXbPX7d_oTP47c9C3kArQ0 Australia is among the world’s largest coal producers and exporters – not something to brag about when you account for the worrying health consequences in port cities such as Newcastle. Since the mining boom in the late 1990s, respiratory diseases such as asthma have been climbing sharply, largely attributed to dust particulates given off in the extraction and transportation of coal. Mark Horstman heads to Newcastle, New South Wales, and investigates the efforts that are underway to identify harmful concentrations of coal dust particulates. ABC Australia - Ref 6284 Journeyman Pictures brings you highlights from the cutting-edge science series, ‘Catalyst’, produced by our long-term content partners at ABC Australia. Every day we’ll upload a new episode that takes you to the heart of the most intriguing and relevant science-related stories of the day, transforming your perspective of the issues shaping our world.
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Unplugging MTR -- Mountain Top Removal coal mining in Southern Appalachia
 
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Turning words into actions: Rebelling against electriciy suppliers that consume the largest qualities of coal mined by mountaintop removal methods, such as Duke Energy, Specifically, the organized switching-off of homes in select communities during periods of time (hours) on certain days. North Carolina electric industry: http://www.ncuc.net/industries/electric/electric.htm I don't like knocking the mountains down in West Virginia to make coal says Ted Turner http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4HGDzkkNP8 --- COMMENT: The Masters of Coal in the U.S. are now the electricity utilities, not the mining companies. Until several years ago, coal mining companies could sell more than they could produced. Now -- like never before -- there's ability to produce more coal than is needed. This has resulted in the U.S. electrical utilities becoming the masters of coal -- controlling which coalfields get mined and by which companies. --- 10/28/2010 - http://www2.mountaintimes.com/entertainment_focus/Trees_On_Fire_id_002433 (Excerpts) Currently, [coal] strip mining is not permitted in North Carolina. Appalachian Voices says it's still something North Carolina needs to be concerned about. Why? Because North Carolinians use the coal. "We're estimating 25 percent of the generation that we have is coming from mountaintop removed coal supply," Duke spokesman Erin Culbert said. "And almost all of our boilers are designed to use central Appalachian coal," Culbert said. MCR is a cheaper practice than traditional mining. While BREMCO and Duke are active in energy conservation education and promotion of alternative energies, the spokespersons don't anticipate MCR to go away anytime soon. --- 6/12/2010 - Duke rethinking options on use of mountaintop coal http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2010/06/12/1495016/duke-rethinking-options-on-use.html (Excerpts) Duke Energy made an unusual request of its coal suppliers last month: Quote the price of coal mined without blasting Appalachian mountaintops. With that, the nation's third-largest utility in power sales hinted that it might cut ties to the environmentally destructive and politically explosive practice. Mountaintop-removal mining, or MTR, opens coal seams by removing the earth over them, and dumps the rock and dirt into valleys below. About 25 percent of coal in the central Appalachians, where most of North Carolina's fuel comes from, is mined that way. "We see mountaintop-removal coal as nonsustainable coal," said senior vice president Paul Newton, whose duties include overseeing fuel purchases. Duke's request of suppliers, a first for the company, will reveal price differences between coal mined by mountaintop removal and non-MTR coal - and its availability. Coal from different types of mines is often blended together. Some environmentalists suspect Duke is trying to buff its public image and has no real intention of banning mountaintop coal from its fuel mix. Duke burned 14 million tons of coal in its eight Carolinas coal-fired power plants last year, a lower figure than usual as electricity sales slumped during the recession. It typically uses about 45 million tons a year at its plants in the Carolinas, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. --- 6/7/2010 - http://blogs.newsobserver.com/business/duke-energy-questions-blasting-mountaintops-for-coal (Excerpts) Duke and Raleigh-based Progress Energy get nearly all their coal from Appalachian coal mines. About half the coal -- some 15 million tons a year -- comes from MTR with the rest comes from underground mines. North Carolina is one of the nation's top users of mountaintop coal --. about half of its electricity si from coal-burning power plants with about half that coal mined by MTR . Nationwide, about 6.5 percent of the total coal output depends on blasting off mountaintops. === Margaret A. Palmer - http://www.palmerlab.umd.edu/ http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/261997/january-18-2010/coal-comfort---margaret-palmer http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=122297492 http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&FileStore_id=66fea6d0-9bce-4a9b-be47-aa264a471a89 === This clip is from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_G-3aa4r_Q Maria Gunnoe, a native of Bob White, WV - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfB0pBiJNgs This was done by Meredith Danluck, producer of Toxic West Virginia - http://www.vbs.tv/watch/toxic/west-virginia Penn State plans to spend $25 million to $35 million to convert its coal-fired steam plant to natural gas in a move university officials say will reduce carbon emissions. (More) http://tribune-democrat.com/local/x233968687/Penn-State-trustees-approve-converting-coal-fired-plant-to-gas
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Coal Mine Tour
 
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The first of this video I shot while touring an underground coal mine museum in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia back in 2008. The second part of the video was filmed recently in Stellarton, NS where Pioneer Coal is strip mining the old MacGregor and Albion mine site. There are five seams of coal here the thickest being The Foord seam at about 45 feet in thickness. All five seams have been previously mined via the old school method as described in this video. The song is a remake of Neil Youngs 1972 hit song Old Man and was rewritten and performed by Redlight King. Hope you enjoy the show.
Views: 7409 JimHowDigsDirt
Spruce#1 Mountaintop Removal Strip Mine: Logan County, West Virginia
 
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Aerial footage of the Spruce #1 MTR strip mine near the towns of Blair and Sharples, in Logan County, WV. The original mining permit proposed stripping 3,113 acres, but was reduced to 2,265 after legal challenges. What you see here is fewer than 500 acres that have been mined so far. Many of the surrounding mountains and streams will be destroyed if this mine isn't stopped. Click the link below for a satellite map showing the area that's been mined. You can see the entire area covered by the permit by selecting the "mining permits" box at the upper right: http://tagis.dep.wv.gov/imap/imap.php?lod=81&lom=47&los=52.0000&lad=37&lam=52&las=39.0000 Permit Details: https://apps.dep.wv.gov/WebApp/_dep/search/Permits/OMR/Permit_details.cfm?permit_id=S501397&dep_office_id=OMR&responsible_party_name=MINGO%20LOGAN%20COAL%20COMPANY
Coal Mining in Sydney | Strip the City
 
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Catch Strip the City Tuesdays at 9pm! There are vast expanses of coal beneath the surface of Sydney, Australia. See how the coal is extracted using controlled explosives. | For more Strip the City, visit http://science.discovery.com/tv-shows/strip-the-city/#mkcpgn=ytsci1 Subscribe to Science Channel! | http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=sciencechannel
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Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining in West Virginia
 
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A short video about the health effects of mountaintop removal coal mining on West Virginia communities.
Views: 15966 Gwen Schantz
Take a Virtual Tour of Black Thunder Coal Mine
 
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Take a virtual tour of Black Thunder Mine, the largest single surface coal-mining complex in the world. Located in northeastern Wyoming, the mine's 1,600 highly skilled employees are proud to provide 12% of America's affordable coal supply each year while also operating safely, protecting the environment and enhancing local communities.
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What do coal miners in Appalachia Kentucky think about the future of the coal industry?
 
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What do coal miners in Appalachia Kentucky think about the future of the coal industry? Go to CNN. com and watch a great episode of the Documentary "Untied Shades of America." "Appalachian Coal Country." Website – moshe613.com FB - https://www.facebook.com/The-Electric-Israeli-1865452677006919/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel Twitter - https://twitter.com/ElectricIsraeli G+ = https://plus.google.com/u/0/112963465895933399436
Appalachian Coal's Dirty Trail
 
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Shows the destruction and pollution caused by mountaintop removal mining and coal use... SOURCES: ---- The Mountaintop Removal Road Show - http://www.mountainroadshow.com/ ---- Mountain Justice - http://www.mjsb.org/html/mtr.html ---- Coal Is Dirty - http://www.coal-is-dirty.com/ ---- Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition - http://www.ohvec.org/ ---- I Love Mountains - http://www.ilovemountains.org/ ---- Kentuckians For The Commonwealth - http://www.kftc.org/our-work/canary-project/resources/fight-back/smcra ---- The Union of Concerned Scientists - http://www.kftc.org/ ---- Appalachian Voices - http://www.appvoices.org/ ---- Wikipedia the free online Encyclopedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/ ---- EIA Kids Energy - http://tonto.eia.doe.gov/kids/energy.cfm?page=coal_home-basics ---- Mad Scientist - http:www.madsci.org/posts/1262744400 ---- Sludge Safety Project - http://www.sludgesafety.org/what_me_worry/heavy_metal.html ---- The Mountaintop Mining Consequences article (by a dozen concerned scientists) in the Jan. 7, 2010 issue of Science magazine - http://endmtr.com/palmer_mtr_science2010.pdf ---- The Environmental Protection Agency - http://www.epa.gov/mercury/control_emissions/global.htm ---- 2003 EPA Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement on Mountaintop Mining/Valley Fills in Appalachia - pg. III.A-6 - http://www.epa.gov/Region3/mtntop/ ---- United Nations Environment Programme, The Global Atmospheric Assessment - http://www.unep.org/ ---- The United States Government - http://www.usgs.gov/themes/factsheet/146-00/ ---- The Environmental News Service - http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/jun2004/2004-06-10-10.asp) ---- Earth Island Institute Journal - http://www.earthisland.org/journal/index.php/eij/article/moving_mountains1/ ---- Truly Eco- and Bird-Friendly Wind Turbine by Jasmine Greene on www.Care2.com - http://all-creatures.org/ ---- Using Radar to Protect Birds From Wind Farms - http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/using-radar-to-protect-birds-from-wind-farms/ ---- Nov. 2006 UN report - Livestocks Long Shadow - ftp://ftp.fao.org/docrep/fao/010/A0701E/A0701E00.pdf ---- John A. McDougall, M.D. - eating healthy - www.drmcdougall.com ---------- CREDITS: ---- A SPECIAL THANK YOU GOES TO: -- Dave Cooper of www.mountainroadshow.com for lots of information, help, and photos -- My oldest brother for his technical advice, critiques, and endless patience ---- PHOTOS BY AND FROM: --- Vivian Stockman at www.ohvec.org - Appalachian mountain, mountaintop removal, and related photos (Airplane service for her aerial shots was provided by South Wings at www.SouthWings.org) --- Darren Payne - Salamander and stream photos --- www.mountainroadshow.com and anonymous friends - Blasting, sludge, valley fill, reclamation, flood, and other mountaintop removal-related photos --- SBs (of Stinkbug Studios) oldest brother - Black cohosh blooms, bee, deer, and healthy vegan food photos --- SBs husband - Summer mountain landscape, fall lake, and close-up of fall trees photos --- SB - Her solar cooker in use photo --- Wikipedia - Wikimedia Commons Photos by: Ken Thomas, Jfacew, David Jolley, Dirk Ingo Franke, Mike Schiraldi, Spiritrock4u, Alfred Palmer, Jacob Windham, OlofE, FloraFarm GmbH Katharina Lohrie, Gzirk, Ersol, Anna, Marcbel, Drw25, Miya.m, and a few anonymous photographers --- The U.S. government and NASA (Public Domain photos) ---- 3-D THINGS: --- Mossy Rocks by DOA Services at www.doaservices.com --- 3-D Globe by Fringewood Design at http://cgi.fringewood.com/ with its textures from http://www.oera.net/How2/TextureMaps2.htm --- Plug & Socket (from toaster) and Branch (dead tree) by 3d true at www.3dtrue.com --- Eagle 2 by DAZ 3D at www.daz3d.com --- Jessica Casual; Table Lamp; Primitives; Long Hair Evo by Kozaburo; Cane and Rounded Cube by Dimension 3D; and Tree Trunk by Runtime DNA - all came with Poser 8, a virtual 3-D animation program by Smithmicro
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HUGE Mining Explosion Caught on Camera
 
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Mountain top removal in Alabama. Sloan Mountain Mine owned by MS&R Equipment Co. This strip mine is located on a bend along the Locust Fork of the Black Warrior River in Jefferson County, Alabama. In addition to a long list of problems, the runoff from this mine has been pouring a significant amount of sediments and contaminants into the Locust Fork River. Mines like this are being increasingly permitted throughout Alabama. In Alabama there are weak regulations and lax enforcement of them, making it easy for coal companies to destroy mountains, alter wildlife habitat, mine through and pollute streams, and diminish the quality of life for nearby residents.  A strip mine can clear the forest, blast, and excavate over 200 feet deep within just 100 feet of a river and within 300 feet of an inhabited home. Visit http://www.blackwarriorriver.org/coal-mining.html to find out more.
Views: 51172 Hunter Nichols
Residents of Lynch, Ky. Speak Out  About A & G Strip Mine
 
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A & G Coal Corporation has proposed a strip mine on Looney Ridge, above Lynch, Kentucky. It is a continuation of their Appalachia, Virginia strip mine that was recently put on hold by the US EPA because of concerns related to damaging water. A & G mine permit calls for 18 settement ponds on Looney Ridge, just above Lynch. The mine permit area contains more than 10 gas wells. It is directly above 2 active mines and abandon mines. The Lynch City Council has requested a permit hearing. They want to protect their water and the water of nearby communities! The stip mine pictures in this video were taken of the existing A & G mine in Appalachia, Va. This mine will be a continuation of their existing strip mine. For More Information: http://www.kftc.org/blog/archive/2009/06/16/take-action-to-halt-a-proposed-mining-permit-in-lynch/view www.kftc.org
Views: 4154 Roy Silver
Coal Mining
 
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west virginia coal mining. Coal is an important part of west virginia and the country, people just don't realize that and if you take away coal mining from west virginia and kentucky then there economy will fail because thats what there economy is. Mining is apart of my family and is a way of life and I plan to continue mining for years to come. Friends of Coal
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60 Minutes reveals new photos of Upper Big Branch disaster
 
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Angela Reighard Reports
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Coal Mining Men
 
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coalminers pictures, to the music of ricky skaggs, merle haggard, and larry sparks
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Working in a Coal Mine
 
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Just some highlights of my heavy equipment videos that I recorded while working at the local strip mine. Enjoy.
Views: 194865 JimHowDigsDirt
Racial and Ethnic Boundaries in the Coal Mines
 
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To meet the growing demand for coal in the early 20th century, West Virginia companies needed more miners. African Americans mixed with European immigrants and native Appalachians in the mines and the coal towns. Coal operators felt that diversity would keep unionization at bay. "The Mine Wars" premieres on American Experience PBS January 26, 2015.
Views: 4379 AmericanExperiencePBS
Aerial view of southwest Virginia surface mining site
 
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Join us as we fly over an area in southwest Virginia, where you'll see firsthand several different phases of a surface coal mine ... from an active coal-producing mine to areas where mining was completed and the land was restored 20, 30 and 40 years ago.
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Appalachian Mountaintop Removal in Google Earth & Maps
 
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Appalachian Voices, a small non-profit organization in North Carolina, is using Google Earth and Google Maps to help people grasp the scale of destruction from mountaintop removal for coal mining. You can fly over the mines in Google Earth or use Google Maps API to learn how you are using power from mines in Appalachia.
Views: 56656 Google Earth
Reclamation in Mining
 
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See how DMME works with mining companies to ensure the land and the environment are returned to what they were, or better, before mining began. This video was produced on an Alpha Natural Resource's former coal surface mine site that has been recognized nationally for reclamation.
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Visiting Reclaimed Strip Mines
 
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The Patton Leadership Institute visited two reclaimed mine sites. One was a cattle ranch, the other a reforestation project.
Something's Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal
 
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Novelist House (Clay's Quilt) and Kentucky journalist Howard, both "children of Appalachia," decided to pick up where the national media have left off in their environmental obsession, illuminating the long-growing mining crisis in Central Appalachia. Twelve Appalachians-among them a college student, former union organizers, community activists and the octogenarian "mother of folk," Jean Ritchey-provide first-hand accounts of a disappearing way of life, a vital ecology in rapid decline, an industry that refuses to take responsibility for the devastation it causes (blowing the tops off mountains is only the latest, most destructive technique), and a nation too hooked on cheap energy to help. If nothing else, these oral histories will give readers a sense of what's at stake on a personal level. Student Nathan Hall calls mining the best job he ever had: "I met the most interesting characters of my life... the most hilarious, most good hearted." Says Judy Bond, lifelong resident of the leading coal-producing county in W.V., "The more coal we mine, the poorer we get." This important collection illuminates the ongoing betrayal of the American mining town.
Views: 3024 DarkHorsePodcast
The Destructive Mining of the Appalachians (1998)
 
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Moving Mountains (1998): A fascinating look at the lengths mining companies will take to uncover and exploit natural resources. Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=journeymanpictures The luscious green valley towns are now surrounded by 20-storey steel 'dragmine' cranes, which are steadily flattening the mountains and dropping the rubble into the valleys. Over 469 valley streams have been buried. The state environment department is keen on the process. Things do grow back and flatter land is more useful for building and farming. But the townsfolk who are threatened with losing their homes are fed-up with the bullying. There have even been 'fly rock incidents' with rubble blasted into homes. James Weakly's lilting southern twang snaps as he watches other townsfolk selling-up and getting out: "The only way they're gonna get us out is with a bulldozer. Period." But with another valuable coal seam beneath their homes it may well come to that. For downloads and more information visit: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/510/moving-mountains Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures ABC Australia – Ref. 0510
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Bo Webb of Coal River, WV and Appalachia Rising
 
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A native son (1948 - ) returned to protect his heritage from being further destroyed by a coal mining process called Mountain Top Removal. 2010 Ecore Award Winner - http://www.encore.org/bo-webb Appalachia Rising - Mobilize to End Mountaintop Removal http://appalachiarising.org/ http://twitter.com/App_Rising http://www.youtube.com/user/AppalachiaRising http://www.youtube.com/user/bowebb24 His remarks were made on the WV State Capitol grounds, Sunday, August 23, 2009. It was a release party for the 2nd benefit CD: "Still Moving Mountains: The Journey Home" - http://auroralights.org/journey/index.php From the CD: "Appalachian Soul" by Great American Taxi - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8AFruMg5ZI (5:23 minutes) Also see: Journey Up Coal River - http://auroralights.org/map_project/ Photo: Cherry Mountain tattoo on Bo's right forearm http://www.vanityfair.com/images/politics/2006/05/poar04a_appalachia0605.jpg Bo Webb open letter to Senator Byrd (D-WV) http://appvoices.org/2009/04/06/2342/ May 2006 - The Rape of Appalachia http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2006/05/appalachia200605?printable=true Related: The Truth About Don Blankenship, 4/15/10 http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2010/04/the-truth-about-don-blankenship.html Massey Energy Wins in Court, 4/7/08 http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2008/04/youre-liable-to.html Q&A: Michael Shnayerson, Author of Coal River. 1/29/08 http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2008/01/qa-michael-shna.html --- Before the Mountain Was Moved, 1969 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lferrcK4cwQ (60 minutes) The citizens of Raleigh County, West Virginia watch as strip mining destroys the forest they've always called home. It is a land dominated by heritage, history and a simple way of living that has not seen much change in the past century. The people who live around the mining activities are not eager to see their homes, their way of living, their heritage, disappear through greed and questionable mining processes. (True story portrayed by the people who actually live it; music performed by Blood, Sweat and Tears) --- Jan/Feb 2006 - The battle for justice comes to the coal fields of Appalachia http://www.orionmagazine.org/index.php/articles/article/166/ (Excerpt) In May 2005, when Mountain Justice volunteers started going door-to-door in an effort to identify citizens' concerns and possibly locate cancer clusters, West Virginia activist Bo Webb found that 80 percent of parents said their children came home from school with a variety of illnesses. The school, a small brick building, sits almost directly beneath a Massey Energy subsidiary's processing plant where coal is washed and stored. Coal dust settles like pollen over the playground. 10/3/10 - One man's fight against mountaintop removal http://articles.latimes.com/2010/oct/03/nation/la-na-mining-20101003 10/28/10 - The Story of Bo Webb http://www.theredmountainpost.com/mountain-top-removal-in-west-virginia-the-story-of-bo-webb-2-7937/ (Correction: Bo moved back to WV in 2000, at age 51) 9/2010 - Mining the Coal River Story http://movingpicturesmagazine.com/Features/tabid/58/entryid/3960/Mining-the-Coal-River-Story.aspx Also see: http://www.crmw.net/ http://www.ohvec.org http://www.kftc.org http://www.citizenscoalcouncil.org/ http://www.ilovemountains.org/ http://www.youtube.com/user/coalstories http://www.coalcountrythemovie.com/ http://appalshop.org/sludge/trailer.php Coal Country: Rising Up Against Mountaintop Removal Mining, 11/24/09 http://www.amazon.com/dp/1578051681/ Plundering Appalachia: The Tragedy of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining, 9/29/09 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/1601090544/ Something's Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal, 3/16/09 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/0813125464/ Coal River, 1/8/08 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002KAORZW/ Bringing Down the Mountains: The Impact of Mountaintop Removal on Southern West Virginia Communities, 9/30/07 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/1933202173/ Moving Mountains: How One Woman and Her Community Won Justice from Big Coal, 9/7/07 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/0813124417/ Lost Mountain: A Year in the Vanishing Wilderness: Radical Strip Mining and the Devastation of Appalachia, 2/2/06 - http://www.amazon.com/dp/1594489084/ === Enforcement of Strip Mining Laws - Center for Science in the Public Interest, 1975 http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/cspi-enforcement-of-strip-mining-laws-1975 COAL SURFACE MINING AND RECLAMATION: An Environmental and Economic Assessment of Alternatives COMMITTEE ON INTERIOR AND INSULAR AFFAIRS, UNITED STATES SENATE 93RD CONGRESS, 1ST SESSION - MARCH 1973 http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/1973-senate-report Articles from The New York Times by Ben A. Franklin, 1965 Hill People Join to Ask State to End Coal Operation Kentucky's Governor Joins 'War' on Strip Mining http://groups.google.com/group/bob-mooney/web/eastern-ky-coalfield-1966
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Mountaintop Removal Mining
 
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Sobering images of mountaintop removal, and comments by local resident Denise Giardina. - Founded by legendary conservationist John Muir in 1892, the Sierra Club is now the nation's largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization -- with more than two million members and supporters. Our successes range from protecting millions of acres of wilderness to helping pass the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and Endangered Species Act. More recently, we've made history by leading the charge to address climate disruption by moving away from the dirty fossil fuels and toward a clean energy economy. Visit us here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SierraClub Twitter: https://twitter.com/sierraclub Instagram: https://instagram.com/sierraclub
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Black Mountain, KY : the story of Benham and Lynch
 
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America's Most Endangered Mountains - Benham and Lynch KY on Black Mountain Pledge to Help End Mountaintop Removal. Visit: www.iLoveMountains.org - - - COMMUNITY STORY - - - Benham and Lynch are nestled in Harlan County at the foot of Black Maintain, Kentucky's highest peak. Established as "coal camps" in 1911 and 1917 respectively, they were towns built to support the coal mining operations of two corporations: the Wisconsin Steel division of International Harvester and the US Coal and Coke Company. (Coal camps were towns where every building, home, school, and store was owned by a company. They typically paid the workers in script that could only be used at the company store.) Benham and Lynch were "captive" mines. Neither had to rely on the fluctuations of the coal market to sell the coal they mined. To maintain a stable workforce, these coal companies provided a better quality of life than found in most coal camps. For example, by the 1940s, approximately one-third of the graduates of Benham High School had completed at least one year of college. In 1945, Lynch's population of 10,000 was reportedly the world's largest coal camp. Today, with one-third of the residents being African-American and many others tracing their ancestry to Eastern Europe and Italy, Lynch is one of the most diverse communities in Appalachian Kentucky. As the years passed, the coal companies sold their property in the towns to town residents, but kept ownership of the surrounding mountains (and the coal in them). As larger machines were invented, coal mining methods transitioned from underground tunneling to mountaintop removal. In the past two decades, Harlan County residents have joined together to protect the upper parts of Black Mountain from logging and mountaintop removal. During the most recent event in 2007, local residents drew on the expertise of local United Mine Workers of America members, the Lynch City Council, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth and the Kentucky Resource Council to successfully prevent coal mining activities under the Lynch water system. Currently, the residents of Benham and Lynch are concerned about a proposed 692 acre strip mine threatening the towns and their efforts to develop cultural heritage tourism. Many are also working to develop renewable energy resources and are looking at ways to reduce their energy consumption. To support Carl and his community contact: Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (606) 878-2161 • www.kftc.org KFTC works with people to organize in their home communities across Kentucky, helping everyday community members become extraordinary community leaders.
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Coal Mining in Oklahoma. 1952
 
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Identifier: F2010.108.1.050 Description:Black and white film with audio. Film shows men mining coal at Star Coal Company a few miles east of Henryetta, Oklahoma. Film shows men working on the removal of coal from the the mine and the separation and grading process once it is extracted from the mine. The importance of the telephone is shown as a way for miners to communicate with crews above ground while working underground. Creator: Southwestern Bell Oklahoma Coverage: Henryetta (City), in Oklahoma (USA) MARC Geographic Areas: Oklahoma (oku); United States (xxu) Extent: (quantity/size) 7min 44sec Media: 16 mm film; Moving Images,AVI 1920X1080 29.97 FRAME RATE Subjects: Mines and mining To purchase a DVD or broadcast quality digital file contact us: http://www.okhistory.org/ /ohfees
Google Earth Hero: Appalachian Voices
 
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Appalachian Voices, a grassroots environmental group in North Carolina, has educated millions of people, inluding policy-makers and legislators, about the destructive mining process called 'mountaintop removal' by flying people over the 470 mine sites in Appalachia in Google Earth.
Views: 13684 Google
appalachia
 
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the bush administration has made so many messes people cannot keep up with the wreckage. One mess that has gone little noticed is the de regulation of the mining industry which of course ultimately lead to a rash of fatal mining accidents. That PISSES ME OFF. Hence the song: Appalach.ia- Deep in the old state of Virginia Back in the Adirondacks Along the cold creek hollows Where the stones are chewing down Stand rows of neat houses With Kids on the lawn and Clothes on the line Where mining families are still living A hard life in the best of times Black lung took their grandfathers Methane took their dads Cave-ins took their brothers Now Greed takes thier sons from the front rooms of the beltway from restaurants and Scottish links over cocktails and hours d'oeuvres the entitled trade in lives For two cents a ton more profit For ten cents a ton more profit From up on the hill The clown posse's hypotheses And political appointees Fail yet again oh lord don't they love to wave the flag and pray but in the end it's our blood-blood that they crave Working inside mountains Extracting the black veins That fueled the fires in Pittsburg Smelting the steel that fills the Manhattan sky Working inside mountains Extracting the black veins That Drove locomotives across the Great Plains Pulling the sea to shining sea Working inside mountains Extracting the black veins Spinning machines and stamping Detroit Iorn And crushing the rock beneath your tires Working inside mountains Extracting the black veins Fueling the giant turbines that put life into the wires So that we can turn on tee-vee And watch them puff And tell their lies For two cents a ton more profit not in my name. For ten cents a ton more profit not in my name. For ten bucks a ton more profit Not in my name Not in my name fini (c) shaun fogarty 2006 all right reserved
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Mountaintop Removal in KY and WV
 
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A slideshow of mountain pictures to show how mountains in KY and WV looked before and after mountaintop removal. Songs from "Songs for the Mountaintop." http://www.ilovemountains.org http://www.kftc.org
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BEFORE THE MOUNTAIN WAS MOVED
 
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1969 ARC Identifier 53856 / Local Identifier 306.7902. DOCUMENTS THE DRAMATIC STRUGGLE BY THE POOR MOUNTAIN PEOPLE OF RALEIGH COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA, TO SAVE THEIR LAND FROM THE RAVAGES OF STRIP MINING AND TO GAIN PASSAGE OF STATE LEGISLATION FOR CONSERVING THEIR ENVIRONMENT. U.S. Information Agency. (1982 - 10/01/1999) Made possible by a donation from Public.Resource.Org.
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Mountaintop Removal Section of "The Appalachians" Part 2
 
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The process of mountaintop removal is explained in this excerpt from the award-winning documentary, "The Appalachians". Director/producers Mari-Lynn Evans and Phylis Geller are currently developing a feature-length documentary on MTR, in partnership with Sierra Club Productions. Stay tuned to www.sierraclub.org for more details. And to order a full-length copy of "the Appalachians" please go to www.appalachiamyhome.com.
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Before and after tar sands strip mining on Colorado Plateau
 
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Major construction begins at the second U.S Oil Sands' tar sands strip mine. As many as 200 acres could be clearcut in this site. The company has paid their 2.2 million dollar bond to the Utah Division of Oil and Gas Mining (DOGM) and their operation has begun full force. For more inforamtion, read more here: http://www.tarsandsresist.org/itson
Views: 2055 Peaceful Uprising
Coal keeps grasp on West Virginia despite environment concerns
 
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As the US tries to pave the way in climate protection, the country's coal production has been on the decline. In addition to the environmental impact coal mining has left, communities are now feeling the economic effects of this recent shift.
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Walden's Ridge, TN:  narrated by Wanda Hodge
 
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America's Most Endangered Mountains - Walden's Ridge, TN Pledge to Help End Mountaintop Removal. Visit: www.iLoveMountains.org - - - COMMUNITY STORY - - - When Wanda Hodge talks of Walden's Ridge, the pride in her voice is unmistakable. She tells of its long and rich history - first home to the Cherokee who hunted and lived in the area and then home to early pioneers who held community gatherings at the nearby Standing Stones. Walden's Ridge continues to be a gathering space today: bikers come to enjoy the winding roads, kayakers, fishermen and local residents enjoy the streams which still run pristine and clear and hang gliders from around the Southeast travel here to take in the scene from above. Wanda and her community have good reason to be proud of what this area still is. Twenty years ago, they banded together and successfully fought coal companies who saw a large profit in mining the Sewannee Coal Seam which runs through Walden's Ridge. This seam is the most toxic acid coal seam in the U.S. and if mined, would release acid mine drainage which turns streams orange and kills all life in the rivers. For Wanda, it's simple: "We don't want our children in east Tennessee to grow up thinking that streams should be orange.' Wanda tells a story of school children in West Virginia who grew up thinking just that: they drew pictures with orange lines to represent the rivers in their community. "How sad that children have to grow up thinking that streams are not clear running pristine beautiful water. It's bad enough that it happened there, we don't want it here." Wanda and her community won a "Lands Unsuitable For Mining" (LUMP) designation for the Rock Creek watershed, which is part of Walden's Ridge, and this has kept the area safe for the past 20 years. But today, the threat has returned and coal companies are working hard to overturn the LUMP designation. If this were overturned the entire area of Walden's Ridge would be open to heavy mining. Citizens in Walden's Ridge are once again preparing to fight, hopeful that their numbers and passion can still outweigh today's coal companies. To support Wanda and her community contact: Save Our Cumberland Mountains (865) 426-9455 • [email protected] • www.socm.org SOCM's mission is to work toward environmental, economic and social justice for all Tennessee residents.
Views: 26685 iLoveMountainsOrg
Planting trees on surface-mined land
 
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Forester with the U.S. Office of Surface Mining talks about restoring forests on surface-mined land. Story: http://www.kentucky.com/2015/03/15/3748878/group-plants-trees-in-eastern.html