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Main Title Combating mountaintop removal : new directions in the fight against big coal /
Author McNeil, Bryan T.
Publisher University of Illinois Press,
Year Published 2011
OCLC Number 704120881
ISBN 9780252036439; 0252036433; 0252078977; 9780252078972
Subjects Mountaintop removal mining--Appalachian Region. ; Coal mines and mining--Environmental aspects--Appalachian Region. ; Landscape protection--Appalachian Region--Citizen participation. ; Community activists--Appalachian Region. ; Environmentalists--Appalachian Region. ; Landscape protection--Citizen participation.
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EJAM  TD195.C58M38 2011 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 12/12/2011
Collation 204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
Welcome to coal river -- Fighting back, again -- What are we fighting for? -- Strained solidarities -- The chase -- Whose development is it? -- Gender, solidarity, and symbolic capital -- Commons environmentalism and community activism -- Conclusion: John Henry, efficiency, and community. "Critically examining the fierce conflicts over an intense and increasingly prevalent form of strip mining, [this book] documents the changing relationships among te coal industry, communities, environment, and economy from the perspective of local grassroots activist organizations and their broader networks. Drawing on ... testimonies of the hazrds of mountaintop removal in Boone County, Virginia, ... McNeil shows how Appalachian community coalitions have fostered important connections in their opposition to coal mining practices. ..."--Book jacket.