Quote from a comment earlier in this blog: “The groundwater was not contaminated…people have not become ill around our sites….”
MTR Mining – “We will reclaim these mines, and you’ll never know the difference” – say coal company representatives.
Quote from a comment earlier in this blog: “The vast majority of MTR ( Environmentalists Definition ) sites do not even disturb the tops of the mountains or hills for example Contour Mining which is now lumped in as MTR just to put ALL miners out of work.”
Giant Coal Moving Machines – “We care about jobs for the average miner in West Virginia” say coal company representatives
Quote from a comment earlier in this blog: “Mining companies are not big “Thugs” we are all just people trying to earn a living and do whats right.”
“Locals in favor of leveling their property for new opportunities for grazing cattle” say coal company representatives.
Quote from a comment earlier in this blog: “Remember ” Beauty is in the eye of the beholder “. Practically all property owners want their property left flat to rolling. No ones surface is disturbed without the owners consent.”
In response, we refer to them as “Impoundments”, they are highly engineered and monitored structures that take years to permit and even longer to build. I will admit they are imposing structures. but the vast majority of their capacity which we refer to as “acre-feet” ( enough volume to cover one acre one foot deep … Read more