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WV Mountaintop Removal Impact Study

posted Jul 14, 2014, 8:02 AM by Jim Josefson
From WaPo:  In West Virginia’s Appalachian mountains, fish are vanishing. The number of species has fallen, the populations of those that remain are down, and some individual fish look a little skinny.

new government study traces the decline in abundance to mountaintop removal, the controversial coal mining practice of clear cutting trees from mountains before blowing off their tops with explosives.