New Study Once Again Proves Mountaintop Removal is Simply Not Worth It

EcoWatch: To meet current U.S. coal demand through surface mining, an area the size of Washington, DC--about 68 square miles--would need to be mined every 81 days, according to a new study. We talk a lot about the external costs of mountaintop removal. And by understanding the true costs that coal puts off on the landscapes, water and communities of Central Appalachia, it’s abundantly clear that the costs far outweigh the benefits to all but a few. But still we hear arguments about the need for a balance......

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