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Mountaintop Removal Mining, Part 2: Mountains at Risk

SkyTruth, in partnership with Appalachian Voices, documented the impact of mountaintop removal coal mining (MTR) over a 59–county area in Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Virginia by mapping the extent of mountaintop removal mining over a 30 year period using satellite imagery. The historical record shows a 250% increase in MTR occurring over the last […]

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Mountaintop Removal Mining, Part 1: Measuring the Extent of Mountaintop Removal in Appalachia

Aerial shot of mountaintop removal mining, Kayford Mountain, WV – Photo courtesy of Ohio Valley Environmental Council and Southwings SkyTruth, in partnership with Appalachian Voices, documented the impact of mountaintop removal mining for coal over a 59-county area in Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee and Virginia. The goal of the project was to map the direct […]