The West Virginia Hills
THE UGLY TRUTH


Trail Mix for the Bush administration -- Mining Gone Wild!

West Virginia's Tragedy -- RAZING APPALACHIA -- MINING THE MOUNTAINS

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition - West Virginia Highlands Conservancy
West Virginia Environmental Council - The Mountain Institute

How the coal industry sees our mountaintops:
"A new useful environment is created out of a worthless piece of dirt, good for absolutely nothing, save for snakes and scrub pines... It seems to me that if a property owners [sic] wants [sic] to flatten a useless mountain top he should not be prevent [sic] from doing so. If an environmentalist or state agency wants to preserve a mountaintop they should buy it."

-- From "State Agencies Send Mixed Message in Land Use,"
an editorial appearing in the Coal Bell (July 1998)
by coal industry lawyer Fred F. Holroyd



It's not Mountaintop Mining... it's Mountaintop REMOVAL Mining!!!!!