So this is a bit off topic, but it’s personal blog. Deal with it. This is too important of an issue to not say anything about it. I’m always amazed to see how much disregard humans can have for their surroundings. This applies to many things, but in this case, I am talking about the environment.
Mountaintop removal is something I am hearing about for the first time, but now that I am aware of it, I am completely sickened by it. Mountaintop removal is a radical form of coal mining where entire mountains are literally blown up — devastating communities throughout Appalachia, polluting drinking water and destroying rivers. How can we do this to ourselves? Does no one realize the consequences of this?Â If we allow this type of destruction to continue, there will be nothing left, and nature will be a memory.
Check out this site, http://www.ilovemountains.org/, and see this for yourself. See if a plant near you is using coal from mountaintop removal mines. Then, make others aware of it. I am guessing that most Americans have no idea this is going on. The more public awareness we can create the better chance we have of stopping it soon.
I am very close to it, being in East Tennessee. It is happening in Kentucky, and according to this site, the Bull Run Steam plant, which is near me, is using this type of coal. I really hope something can be done.