15 Aug '11, 8pm

CNN's mountaintop removal doc garners praise, anger, and everything in between

CNN’s documentary on mountaintop removal, The Battle for Blair Mountain , aired last night and is burning up the web today. Thanks to everyone who tuned in and followed the conversation on Twitter last night . And thanks to CNN and Soledad O’Brien for sparking this important conversation and responding thoughtfully to criticism of the show. I was pleased to note that many people following the program and offering their opinions were new to this issue. It’s my hope that these folks had a good chance to take a critical look at the values at stake in the mountaintop removal debate through the online discussion last night. Meanwhile, longtime activists and followers of the MTR controversy took to the web today to dissect and opine upon the program. Among the first, and most critical, voices to respond today were author Jeff Biggers and several Appalachian leaders who posted a ...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/mwaage/cnns_mountaintop...

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