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.”

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One Response to MTR Mining – “We will reclaim these mines, and you’ll never know the difference” – say coal company representatives.

  1. WV hollergirl says:

    This is the most ridiculous quote I have ever heard. You can’t out it back. It will take thousands of years to rebuild the topsoil and understory.
    These glorious ancient mountains have over 150 different tree species- more than in ALL of Europe. Show me this on a reclaimed site?
    Show me the Ginseng- the Black Cohosh-the yellow root.
    Regardless of if you can put it it back or not- it does not negate the damage done to the streams, communities and the health impacts to the public during the mining.

    An end to strip mining will not put all miners out of work- by ending strip mining it will spark a return to underground mining and put more miners to work.

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