10 Apr '12, 3am

Mountaintop Removal Is Burying Bears Alive! Take Action Now | Care2 Causes

Mountaintop Removal Is Burying Bears Alive! Take Action Now | Care2 Causes

During the last two decades, mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia has destroyed or severely damaged more than a million acres of forest and buried nearly 2,000 miles of streams. What is mountain top removal (MTR)? Here’s how it works: 1. Forests are clear-cut, destroying vegetation and wildlife habitat. Next, explosives up to 100 times as strong as ones that tore open the Oklahoma City Federal building blast up to 800 feet off mountaintops. 2. Huge shovels dig into the soil and trucks haul it away or push it into adjacent valleys. 3. A dragline dips into the rock to expose the coal – machines weigh up to 8 million pounds, and are as tall as a 20-story building. They allow coal companies to hire fewer workers. 4. Giant machines scoop out the layers of coal, dumping millions of tons of “overburden” into narrow adjacent valleys, and filling them up. 5. Coal companies are ...

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