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RECORD NUMBER: 30 OF 347
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Bringing down the mountains : the impact of mountaintop removal surface coal mining on southern West Virginia communities, 1970-2004 /|
|Author||Burns, Shirley Stewart.|
|Publisher||West Virginia University Press,|
|ISBN||1933202173 (pbk.); 9781933202174 (pbk.)|
|Subjects||Coal mines and mining--West Virginia. ; Coal mines and mining--Environmental aspects--West Virginia. ; Strip mining--Environmental aspects--West Virginia. ; Mountaintop removal mining--Environmental aspects--West Virginia. ; Mountaintop removal mining--Economic aspects--West Virginia.|
|Collation||xvii, 214 p.,  p. of plates : ill., map ; 23 cm.|
Includes bibliographical references (p. 185-199) and index.
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 -- Showdown in Charleston: the judicial system and MTR -- "Show me where to put my fishing pole": the environmental impact of MTR -- Appendix: 1. An excerpt from John D. Rockefeller's "citizens to abolish surface mining" speech -- 2. 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.