Either way, a mountaintop vanishes from the Earth

In western North Carolina, mountaintop removal is to take out the crushed stone, and in Kentucky, it is to get the coal My flyover of an Eastern Kentucky strip mine By Tom Bennett Special to the Hiwassee River Watershed Coalition Aug. 15, 2009 — Here in mountainous Cherokee County, N.C., where I live, the N.C. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources in 2006...

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