16 Aug '11, 4pm

BREAKING: Poll finds solid opposition to mountaintop removal in coal states

BREAKING: Poll finds solid opposition to mountaintop removal in coal states

Last week a CNN poll found that a 57% majority of Americans oppose mountaintop removal mining. But what about people living where coal is king? One might assume that the numbers would be different in places most directly affected, economically and environmentally, by the practice. Well, intriguingly, there is strong opposition to mountaintop removal in states producing MTR coal as well, according to a new poll out today . And listen up, Appalachian lawmakers: it's an issue that people will vote on. The poll was commissioned by the Sierra Club, Earthjustice, and Appalachian Mountain Advocates (formerly known as the Appalachian Center for the Economy and the Environment) and conducted by Lake Research Partners and Bellwether Research and Consulting. It examined public opinion about MTR in Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee. Key findings include: A majority of vo...

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