Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Sen. Joe Manchin talks about West Virginia's patriotic duty

Photo credit:  Earth Justice

"Whenever I see them tearing down these mountains, I just feel this pit in the bottom of my stomach. You know that was somebody’s home or special spot. I feel disgusted, and I feel compelled to stand up and do something about it." — Junior Walk of West Virginia

Sen. Joe Manchin: US coal workers 'feel like returning Vietnam vets', by Lisa Boothe.

Related website:
Mountaintop Removal 101.  (Appalachian Voices)
  • 45% of central Appalachian coal is obtained from strip mining
  • Almost 100% of that is mountaintop removal

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