Top Ten Reasons Coal is NOT dirty by WALT #9: “Clean” Coal Kills Freshwater Streams

The majority of these so called streams are nothing more than dry gullies which are less than a foot wide and six inches deep and only carry water during rain/snow events.
If you really want to help the freshwater streams, let’s stop all raw sewage from being dumped into our streams.-WALT

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2 Responses to Top Ten Reasons Coal is NOT dirty by WALT #9: “Clean” Coal Kills Freshwater Streams

  1. Clark says:

    I notice there are no good reactions to turning on your kitchen faucet to discover that your drinking water is black, and in my honest opinion I am always opposed to it.

    One thing I notice is if you do farm wind they way they do, there are sustainable jobs and much less black tap water for all West Virginians.

    Here is a question: What are the side effects of creating Wind Power and sustainable Wind Power jobs in West Virginia? What are the pollution side effects? How will a sustainable job source drain the already stricken West Virginia ‘coal is our PR campaign’ economy?

    How much more in taxes can a Wind Power company contribute to the local well being of West Virginians? INFINITELY COMPARED TO MASSEY AND THE ZERO TAXES THEY PAY. Please, Mike, tell me the benefits of mountain top removal!

    I have nothing but respect for coal miners as it is my family heritage and is still a huge part of my family. But times have changed!

    SAVE TRADITIONAL WEST VIRGINIAN FAMILIES AND END MOUNTAIN TOP REMOVAL

    Or, rather, come shower in my family’s pure West Virginia BLACK WATER for a week and describe how you feel, Mike? Or maybe your’re not a quite BLACK WATER person but a more moderate ESPRESSO WATER cosmopolitan metrosexual but not gay (BY MASSEY BY GOD) type, or maybe your the weaker JUST COFFEE LOOKING SHIT SMELLING WATER enthusiast?

    Try brining your family all of the water it needs in a tank on the back of your pickup monster truck (of course all West Virginians can afford them) but don’t forget to boil it, it’s still not potable right out of the tap you import it from cross county to your generations old Family house your taking it to, where the water is BLACK.

    Signed,

    Chark

  2. Walt says:

    Well Chark or Clark or whatever name you want to use, it is obvious that you pay little to no attention to what you are reading. I’m assuming that your comments are directed toward me (Walt), I have no idea who the heck Mike is, but nevertheless. If you were familiar with my comments you would know that I have said several times on this site that I have nothing against wind power, or solar or nuclear for that matter, in fact I think we need to utilize all forms of energy including wind, solar, coal, gas, oil, nuclear etc. IMO we should to be energy independent, we shouldn’t have to and we don’t have to rely on other countries for our energy needs. As we speak wind and solar combined supply about 2% or 3% of our Nation’s energy, while coal currently supplies nearly 50%, so without coal we lose about 47% of our energy. Wind power experts themselves are projecting it will take at least 25 to 45 years before wind power will be capable of supplying the needed amount of electricity if then. Where does the other 47% of our energy come from? I’ve ask this question for several years and no one has ever gave me an answer. Can you? There are several problems concerning wind power that have not resolved, such as its efficiency (about 20%). What about the amount of land that would be required to construct these wind farms? What about all other environmental groups that oppose wind farms? What about all of the new power lines that will need to be installed? Enviro’s buck every new gas line, power line that is proposed because of this or that, how do expect to install new power lines? Sustainable jobs, really. What would they be? The majority of the windmills built today are made in other countries.

    Black Water? You should realize that I grew up in Eastern Kentucky, which is no different than Southern West Virginia. The home I lived in during my early years had terrible water, so did everyone else who lived in the area, and guess what there were no surface mine within a ten miles of my home. Later on the mining companies started moving in and guess what the water quality did not change, it did not get better nor did it get worse. This was common place in our region and continues today, I know of several areas where water quality was poor prior to mining, I also know of some that took advantage of the coal companies where the company would agree to drill the land owner a new well, but the land owner wanted the money it would take to drill a new well. Go Figure?

    Chark/Clark, you do realize that the majority of the water wells drilled in Southern Wva. and Eastern Ky. are drilled in the valleys close too or below creek levels, while mountaintop mines are near the top of the mountain, (hence the name Mountaintop Mining). This means that there are several hundred vertical feet between the mining operations and the aquifer below the creek level.

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