It may not get many headlines but it still continues to do damage
Background for a study
As explained by the New York Times:
Last year, West Virginia officials asked the Obama administration to look into the health effects of mountaintop mining, a technique used to extract underlying coal. . . .
The National Academies assembled a 12-member expert committee to assess “new approaches to safeguard the health . . .
Okay, climate and weather are different but climate obviously has a long-range effect on the weather. During and after the flooding which consumed large parts of West Virginia last month, a number of sources explored the connection between climate change and the incredible amounts of rainfall that fell on a large percentage of our state. . . .
celebrating West Virginia Day
From this morning's lead editorial in the Wheeling Intelligencer, "Celebrating West Virginia":
For much of our history, the coal, oil and natural gas under our mountains and the timber clothing them served us well.
The Intelligencer is rewriting our history -- most of West Virginia's history clearly demonstrates the . . .
This Changes Everything
From the film's website:
Filmed over 211 shoot days in nine countries and five continents over four years, This Changes Everything is an epic attempt to re-imagine the vast challenge of climate change.
Directed by Avi Lewis, and inspired by Naomi Klein’s international non-fiction bestseller This Changes . . .
The Energy Information Agency is out with a new report on mountaintop removal and the Intelligencer, like a number of other newspapers in coal country, has a front page story on it.
Casey Junkins cites the study that this type of mining has declined 62% since 2008. Junkins, following what is apparently an Intelligencer requirement for any . . .