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A Critique on the Act of Mountaintop Removal in West Virginia

Mountaintop Removal

Ask anyone about West Virginia and one of the first things that will come to mind is the mountains that define the state. However, one aspect of West Virginia’s industry has begun to threaten the health and beauty of these mountains. I am talking about the method of excavating coal known as mountaintop removal. Mountaintop removal has been criticized by many groups yet is still a common mining practice in West Virginia. Mountaintop removal is a process of harvesting coal in which the mountaintop is cleared of forests and then disintegrated by explosives. The company then proceeds to filter the mass of rock and minerals with huge machines in order to find the coal. This method is used by coal companies because it “takes less people to operate and therefore saves them money”. (Mcquaid) Also due to the lack of underground mining, this method is often viewed as a lot safer than typical mining practices. These are the main advantages of mountaintop removal.

However mountaintop is often criticized due to the many negative aspects of this type of coal removal. For example, the clear cutting of the forest strips many forms of wildlife of their habitat. (Gould) This can be very damaging to the ecosystem of not only that particular mountain, but also the surrounding mountain ecosystems. In addition, mountaintop removal can cause “overburden” or “spoil”

Mountaintop Removal

Ask anyone about West Virginia and one of the first things that will come to mind is the mountains that define the state. However, one aspect of West Virginia’s industry has begun to threaten the health and beauty of these mountains. I am talking about the method of excavating coal known as mountaintop removal.
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