August 23, 2007
Rule to Expand Mountaintop Coal Mining
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 — The Bush administration is set to issue a regulation on Friday that would enshrine the coal mining practice of mountaintop removal. The technique involves blasting off the tops of mountains and dumping the rubble into valleys and streams.
It has been used in Appalachian coal country for 20 years under a cloud of legal and regulatory confusion.
____________________________________________________________________________ Most of West Virginia, one of America's most beautiful natural areas, has already been destroyed. This administration knows no environmental limit to its destructive tendencies and Congress follows along like dogs on a leash. When it is gone, it's gone. Pissing away America for profit. The new 'American Way.'