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 - Mountaintop Removal Mine Site above Route 23 in Pike County, Kentucky, CC BY 2.0, Link

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