12 Aug '11, 5pm

Nearly 60% of Americans Oppose Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

57% people responding to the survey said they opposed mountaintop removal mining, while 36% of people support it and 7% had no opinion on the matter. One third of West Virginia's coal is now obtained by blowing off the top of a mountain and then burying nearby streams with the waste, which then pollutes waterways immediately in the vicinity as well as downstream. Read more: CNN That said, here's a commenter on The Hill 's take on this survey says: The majority also want taxes increased on the very rich, but that has not stopped the Republicans. This will simply be ignored by the corporate GOP. Personally, I happen to the think the Democrats are only slightly less in the pocket of big corporations. And when it comes to coal mining and West Virginia, Democratic politicians support it too. But the sentiment is still valid. The same comment could also apply to much stronger cl...

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