Ending Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

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March 23, 2010 To:       Professor Knox From:       Subject:      Ending Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining We have chosen Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining as the subject for our call to action  assignment. When coal is mined with this method, explosives are used to literally blow the top  of a mountain off: an average of 500-800 feet deep. These explosions take place only after the  mountaintop has been completely stripped of all trees and plant life. This process leads to  flooding and water pollution, just to name two of the many devastating consequences of  Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining. We selected this issue because we care about preserving  nature and keeping people safe from its negative effects. This particularly destructive process of  mining coal is fairly new; we hope that it will be easier to affect a situation that has not yet been  set in stone.    The Present Situation There are many actions currently revolving around this controversial practice. There have been  many studies done on the effects that Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining (MRCM) including the  effect on the Appalachian economy, environmental repercussions, and how families and  communities are impacted. These three concerns have all been negatively influenced by  MRCM. There are currently two bills in the process of legislation.  The bills have not passed yet 
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2011 for the course ENGLISH 255 taught by Professor Knox during the Spring '11 term at University of Tennessee.

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