Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Trump administration halts study on mountatintop removal


The Trump administration has halted a study of mountaintop removal’s effects on the health of nearby residents, as Darryl Fears reports in the Washington Post today, here
  
The article shows a picture of a mine in southern West Virginia; it may be the Kayford Mine. 


Luke Andraka (brother of Jack Andraka) had won a science fair award (and MIT THINK award) for a project involving mine leakage  story and look at end of Wiki on Jack here. 
  
I last visited this area near Kayford in July 2012.  It is not clear that mountaintop removal has really increased.  It would not provide as many jobs as underground mining. 
  
By http://www.flickr.com/people/15648670@N00 iLoveMountains.org - Mountaintop Removal Mine Site above Route 23 in Pike County, Kentucky, CC BY 2.0, Link

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