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Coal Mining: SkyTruth Work Helps Link Mountaintop Removal and Water Pollution

It’s official: strip-mining for coal using the massively disruptive process known as “mountaintop removal” definitively pollutes streams and rivers. Duke University researchers just announced the results of a new study (published July 2012 in the Environmental Science and Technology Journal) that quantitatively links the amount of mining activity within West Virginia watersheds to levels of […]

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Mountaintop Removal Mining, Part 2: Mountains at Risk

SkyTruth, in partnership with Appalachian Voices, documented the impact of mountaintop removal coal mining (MTR) over a 59-county area in Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Virginia by mapping the extent of mountaintop removal mining over a 30 year period using satellite imagery. The historical record shows a 250% increase in MTR occurring over the last […]

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Mountaintop Removal Mining, Part 1: Measuring the Extent of Mountaintop Removal in Appalachia

Aerial shot of mountaintop removal mining, Kayford Mountain, WV – Photo courtesy of Ohio Valley Environmental Council and Southwings SkyTruth, in partnership with Appalachian Voices, documented the impact of mountaintop removal mining for coal over a 59-county area in Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Virginia. The goal of the project was to map the direct […]