The West Virginia Hills
THE UGLY TRUTH
Mix for the Bush administration -- Mining
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