Impacts Of Coal 101: Mountaintop Removal = Job Removalby jw, Appalachian Voices, January 21, 2011
We will start today’s post with a simple hypothesis. Mountaintop removal means FEWER mining jobs for Appalachia. We will go into the correlation with poverty, the horrific physical health problems, the desperate need for economic diversification in the region, the permanent aquatic impacts, the other opportunities Appalachian Voices’ and others are fighting for, and how Appalachian coal is in permanent decline. But for now, lets review why mountaintop removal has been a decades long NIGHTMARE for fans of job creation in Central Appalachia.
– Dr. Michael Hendryx, Mortality in Appalachian Coal Regions
– Synapse Energy Economics, Economic Impacts of Restricting Mountaintop/Valley Fill Coal Mining in Central Appalachia
– Senator Robert C. Byrd, 12-03-09
- Congressman Nick Rahall (D-WV-03), 04-02-09