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Bringing down the Mountains The Impact of Mountaintop Removal Surface Coal Mining on Souterh West Virginia Communities

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ISBN-10: 1933202173

ISBN-13: 9781933202174

Edition: 2007

Authors: Shirley S. BURNS

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List price: $28.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: West Virginia University Press
Publication date: 10/12/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 215
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: Open for Business: The Shameful Legacy of Natural Resource Extraction
Making Molehills out of Mountains: Power Relationships and the Rise of Strip Mining in Southern West Virginia
Solidarity Forever? The UMWA and Southern West Virginia
To Dance with the Devil: The Social Impact of MTR
"You Scratch My Back and I'll Scratch Yours": The Political Economy of Coal
Photographs
Showdown in Charleston: The Judicial System and MTR
"Show Me Where to Put My Fishing Pole": The Environmental Impact of MTR
Epilogue: Requiem for the Mountains? Central Appalachian Coalfieids at a Crossroad
Notes
Bibliography
An excerpt from John D. Rockefeller's "Citizens to Abolish Surface Mining" Speech
Coal Impoundments Found in the Nine Southern Coalfield Counties of West Virginia
Coal-slurry Spill Information for the Nine Southern Coalfield Counties of West Virginia
Index