Coal Mining Threatens Mountains Use for Wind Power
Coal mining has begun on a West Virginia mountain that activists have termed the nation’s ‘most endangered mountain’.
Coal River Mountain is the tallest peak in the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia.
But it will quickly become one of the smallest, if the mountaintop removal mining that began this weekend is allowed to continue.
Local mountain activists hired experts to measure the site’s potential for wind power.
They found that it has tremendous potential to provide a wind power source for the region – but that potential will be destroyed if the mountaintop is blasted away for coal mining.
KBOO’s Jenka Soderberg spoke with Lenny Cohn of Appalachian Voices about the fight to save Coal River Mountain:
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