2-8-08 - Geography 500 2-8-05 Moutain Topping Movie West...

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Geography 500 2-8-05 Moutain Topping Movie West Virginians are extremely upset with the topping off of mountains. Hollar is a hillbilly way of saying hollow, or up the creek or valley Underground mining represents 64% Mountain top removal is 36% The dust affects families and their communities Arch coal purchased almost half of the homes in Blair, Logan County WV after protests and community involvement o Local schools were closed o Many of the homes were burnt to the ground later that night o Pat McGinley was a citizens attorney and got him compensation o Bradd vs. Robertson was a landmark case for citizens rights to environment o Eventually caused problems with the coal industry and citizens o Citizens demananded that coal companies stop dumping on their town, and they said that it was illegal to punish citizens for these acts o Citizens charged that no new development was being made 1972 buffalo creek, pitson coal mine collapsed 126 dead, 1100 injured, 4000
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course GEOG 500 taught by Professor Barker during the Spring '08 term at Kansas State University.

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