Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining: Five Things You Need to Know

Rainforest Action Network: A few days ago, I sat down for an interview with the good folks at Living on Earth, Public Radio International`s weekly environmental news show. We talked about RAN`s work fighting mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining in Appalachia, and the banks that fund it. From that interview, here are five things you need to know: MTR destroys some of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the U.S. The first step in blowing the top off a mountain is clear cutting the forest off the top of it--some of the most......

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