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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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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
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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: 11684 Pamela J. Richart
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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Mountaintop Removal in Kentucky
 
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The Destruction of the Appalachian Mountains due to Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
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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
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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Strip Mining for Coal
 
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Mining for Coal in Stellarton on Nov.6 2012.
Views: 66667 JimHowDigsDirt
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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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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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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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: 55736 JimHowDigsDirt
Strip Mine Pics
 
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Just a few of the pictures I took of machinery used at the coal mine in Stellarton, NS. Produced by Jonathan Kloberdanz Edited by Krysia Carter-Giez Additional Photos by Bruce Gordon and Jane Pargiter. Mining for Coal in Stellarton on Nov.6 2012. Featuring Steve Longshaft and Nora Netherrack in STRIP MINING! *** This is meant to be a tongue-in-cheek, hopefully humorous parody of a low-budget 'adult .
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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.
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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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Muhlenberg County Coal Scenes
 
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Various surface mining scenes from Muhlenberg County, Kentucky. Video by Ross Bunch ca. 1984.
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Walker County Mining Photos
 
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Montage of old mining photos from around Walker County, Alabama. Collected and produced by Walker County Today. http://www.facebook.com/walkercotoday http://www.twitter.com/walkercotoday Other old Walker County photo collections: Sumiton/ Dora https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5kwomnOjz0 Cordova https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlQMsxgTJnI Carbon Hill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOVLXqLiL2g
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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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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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Anthracite Coal Mining circa 1920
 
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more at http://scitech.quickfound.net/ "Lots of diagrammatic animation. Anthracite coal mining. Underground mining shots." Silent. Earth Sciences, mining, oil, etc. playlist:: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL33B1A9216BB65F7A Public domain film from the Prelinger Archive, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthracite Anthracite... is a hard, compact variety of mineral coal that has a high luster. It has the highest carbon content, the fewest impurities, and the highest calorific content of all types of coals, which also include bituminous coal and lignite. Anthracite is the most metamorphosed type of coal (but still represents low-grade metamorphism), in which the carbon content is between 92.1% and 98%... Anthracite ignites with difficulty and burns with a short, blue, and smokeless flame. Anthracite is categorized into standard grade, which is used mainly in power generation, and high grade (HG) and ultra high grade (UHG), the principal uses of which are in the metallurgy sector. Anthracite accounts for about 1% of global coal reserves, and is mined in only a few countries around the world. China accounts for the lion's share of production; other producers are Russia, Ukraine, North Korea, Vietnam, the UK, Australia and the US. Total production in 2010 was 670 million tons... Terminology Other terms which refer to anthracite are black coal, hard coal, stone coal (not to be confused with the German Steinkohle or Dutch steenkool which are broader terms meaning all varieties of coal of a stonelike hardness and appearance, like bituminous coal and often anthracite as well, as opposed to lignite, which is softer), blind coal (in Scotland), Kilkenny coal (in Ireland), crow coal (or craw coal from its shiny black appearance), and black diamond. "Blue Coal" is the term for a once-popular and trademarked brand... Anthracite is similar in appearance to the mineraloid jet and is sometimes used as a jet imitation. Anthracite differs from ordinary bituminous coal by its greater hardness, its higher relative density of 1.3--1.4, and lustre, which is often semi-metallic with a mildly brown reflection. It contains a high percentage of fixed carbon and a low percentage of volatile matter... The moisture content of fresh-mined anthracite generally is less than 15 percent. The heat content of anthracite ranges from 22 to 28 million Btu per short ton (26 to 33 MJ/kg) on a moist, mineral-matter-free basis... Anthracite may be considered to be a transition stage between ordinary bituminous and graphite, produced by the more or less complete elimination of the volatile constituents of the former... History of mining and use In southwest Wales, anthracite has been burned as a domestic fuel since at least medieval times. It was mined near Saundersfoot. In the United States, anthracite coal history began in 1790 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, with the discovery of coal made by the hunter Necho Allen in what is now known as the Coal Region... By 1795, an anthracite-fired iron furnace had been built on the Schuylkill River... In spring 1808, John and Abijah Smith shipped the first commercially mined load of anthracite down the Susquehanna River from Plymouth, Pennsylvania, marking the birth of commercial anthracite mining in the United States. From that first mine, production rose to an all-time high of over 100 million tons in 1917. From the late 19th century until the 1950s, anthracite was the most popular fuel for heating homes and other buildings in the northern United States... Many large public buildings, such as schools, were heated with anthracite-burning furnaces through the 1980s... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coal_mining The goal of coal mining is to obtain coal from the ground. Coal is valued for its energy content, and, since the 1880s, has been widely used to generate electricity. Steel and cement industries use coal as a fuel for extraction of iron from iron ore and for cement production. In the United States, United Kingdom, and South Africa, a coal mine and its structures are a colliery... Coal mining has had a lot of developments over the recent years, from the early days of men tunneling, digging and manually extracting the coal on carts to large open cut and long wall mines. Mining at this scale requires the use of draglines, trucks, conveyor, jacks and shearers...
Views: 14055 Jeff Quitney
Mountaintop Removal: An American Tragedy
 
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Narrated by Susan Sarandon, this video shows firsthand footage of mountaintop removal coal mining and its impacts on Appalachian mountains, drinking water and families. Mountaintop removal is a mining practice where explosives are used to blast the tops off mountains to expose the thin seams of coal beneath. Once blasted, earth and coal dust from the mountaintop is dumped into neighboring valleys and waterways. Hundreds of mountaintops have been lost forever to MTR, and according to a 2005 environmental impact statement, nearly 2,000 miles of Appalachian streams have already been buried or contaminated by the devastating mining practice. Take action today and tell banks to stop financing this American tragedy at http://ran.org/mtrbanks
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: 3954 Roy Silver
Strip Mining Speech
 
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A speech I was required to do for Communications class. This was an informative speech, and being from West Virginia I chose to do it on Coal Mining.
Views: 136 LifeSupportMinistry
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.
Views: 11674 VA DMME
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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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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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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Hobet Mine Timelapse
 
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These photos from NASA show the impact of mountaintop removal from the Hobet Mine in West Virginia from 1984 to 2010.
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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
Opencast Coal Mining
 
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Wimpey Mining was one of the United Kingdoms major Opencast Coal Mining Contractors with more than fifty years experience in the Opencast Coal mining Industry, this all ended when George Wimpey PLC sold Wimpey Mining to Miller Mining 1996, this short photo show covers four Opencast Coal Mining sites worked by Wimpey Mining in the Gwendraeth Valley West Wales and covering a period from 1978 to 1995
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Mining Appalachia Remix
 
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This video show the effects of Mountain Top Coal Mining in Appalachia. The people and ecosystems that are near these projects are being devastated with no help to try and get rise above this situation. My audience would be people who care about large industries taking control of communities and the people in them. This video was made for an English 102 course taken at the University of Idaho.
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Burning coal mine in West Virginia
 
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coal pine branch
 
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Kentucky Coal Miners Tribute HD
 
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Around April 13, 1750 Dr. Thomas Walker was the first recorded person to discover and use coal in Kentucky. In 1820 the first commercial mine, known as the "McLean drift bank" opened in Kentucky, near the Green River and Paradise in Muhlenberg County; and we have been mining coal ever since. Coal has been used in Kentucky for over 250 years and probably longer if you count the native American Indians. The Kentucky Coal Heritage section is just a small part of the Kentucky Coal Education site, here you will find information related to and about Kentucky Coal through pictures, articles, and other various sources as we dig up the past.
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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
Daryl Hannah Protests Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
 
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Daryl Hannah on the problems surrounding Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining. Shot at Marsh Fork Elementary in Southern West Virginia, 400 yds from a Massey Energy Coal Mine. Ms. Hannah was arrested shortly thereafter along with Dr. James Hansen and 30 climate activists.
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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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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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Independent Lens | Deep Down | Clip 1 | PBS
 
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http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/deep-down/ While community opposition to the mine grows, friends still argue over what's best. Premiering Tuesday, November 23. Check local listings: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/broadcast.html Deep in the Appalachian mountains of eastern Kentucky, Beverly May and Terry Ratliff find themselves at the center of a contentious community battle over a proposed mountaintop removal coal mine. DEEP DOWN puts a human face on the consequences of our environmental impact. Any exploration of power production in America will lead to Appalachia, a region that has supplied our nation with coal for over a century. As America's energy consumption rises, the extraction and burning of coal to meet these demands has dramatically altered the Appalachian landscape, economy, and culture. Mountaintop removal mining has stripped swaths of the ancient hills down into barren, flat-topped environmental catastrophes. Coal is the number one industry here, with an enormous influence on local economies and people. Simultaneously, Appalachia as a region deserves our attention as a place of history, complexity, and change. It is time for us to look back to this "forgotten" region. We must trace the power lines from our homes to people far removed from our daily lives. Find out more about DEEP DOWN: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/deep-down/ Learn more about "Independent Lens": ‪http://www.pbs.org/independentlens‬ Watch "Independent Lens" films online: http://video.pbs.org/program/1218239994/
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Mining Anthracite Coal in Pennsylvania during WW2
 
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"Drive for Anthracite", Made by the Office of War Information for the War Production Board.
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Barrackville Wv No 7 Coal Mine
 
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http://bit.ly/1YpmBVm This is a video of what use to be the No 7 Coal Mine in Barrackville West Virginia
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How Does A Strip Mine Work?
 
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King Anthracite
 
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Short excerpt from a documentary on coal mining in Eastern Pennsylvania.
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STRIP MINING D-11T
 
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The hardened faces of 1937 photographs of Birmingham Coal Miners
 
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The hardened faces in these 1937 photographs of Coal Miners in and around Birmingham, Alabama reflect the difficulty of their job - See more at: http://alabamapioneers.com/coal-hardened-faces-1937-photographs-coal-miners-around-birmingham-alabama-reflect-difficulty-job/#sthash.EYh3j7qx.dpuf
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Coal mining in mountains of Alberta, British Columbia, Canada. HD Stock Footage
 
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Link to order this clip: http://www.criticalpast.com/video/65675044027_construction-site_workers-working_crane-lifts-rubble_unloaded-rubble-on-truck Historic Stock Footage Archival and Vintage Video Clips in HD. Coal mining in mountains of Alberta, British Columbia, Canada. Coal strip mining in Alberta, British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Rockies seen clearly in distance. A man operates a bulldozer and scrapes a layer of coal from an exposed seam. A large power shovel picks up the coal and loads it into a dump truck. The loaded truck drives down a dirt road. View from truck cab of driver at the wheel of the truck. The loaded truck proceeds downward on left side of road, far from road edge, while empty trucks keep to their own left coming up, nearer the road edge. Location: Alberta British Columbia Canada. Date: 1940. Visit us at www.CriticalPast.com: 57,000+ broadcast-quality historic clips for immediate download. Fully digitized and searchable, the CriticalPast collection is one of the largest archival footage collections in the world. All clips are licensed royalty-free, worldwide, in perpetuity. CriticalPast offers immediate downloads of full-resolution HD and SD masters and full-resolution time-coded screeners, 24 hours a day, to serve the needs of broadcast news, TV, film, and publishing professionals worldwide. Still photo images extracted from the vintage footage are also available for immediate download. CriticalPast is your source for imagery of worldwide events, people, and B-roll spanning the 20th century.
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Coal Miner Sings Midnight in Appalachia
 
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Coal Miner sings about working Midnight shift in the mines ...
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Coal Towns in West Virginia along Coal Heritage Trail
 
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http://coal Geology.Com Coal Towns in West Virginia along Coal Heritage Trail
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