REVIEW Ò Bringing Down the Mountains The Impact of Mountaintop Removal Surface Coal Mining on southern West Virginia Communities 1970 2004

Shirley Stewart Burns ✓ 1 REVIEW

Wer relationships between coal interests politicians and the average citizen Shirley Stewart Burns holds a BS in news editorial journalism a master’s degree in social work and a PhD in history with an Appalachian focus from West Virginia University A native of Wyoming County in the southern West Virginia coalfields and the daughter of an underground coal miner she has a passionate interest in the communities environment and histories of the southern West Virginia coalfields She lives in Charleston West Virginia. A must read for anyone concerned about the destruction of the landscape that occurs when coal mining companies engage in mountaintop removal The author a personal friend of mine is passionate for all the right reasons She is held in high regard by many across the spectrum I ve read it twice now and no doubt there ll be many reads in the future

REVIEW Bringing Down the Mountains The Impact of Mountaintop Removal Surface Coal Mining on southern West Virginia Communities 1970 2004

Bringing Down the Mountains The Impact of Mountaintop Removal Surface Coal Mining on southern West Virginia Communities 1970 2004

Er million tons of coal to twenty three countries Coal has made millionaires of some and paupers of many For generations of honest hard working West Virginians coal has put food on tables built homes and sent students to college But coal has also maimed debilitated and killed Bringing Down the Mountains provides insight into how mountaintop removal has Down the Mountains The Impact PDFEPUB or affected the people and the land of southern West Virginia It examines the mechanization of the mining industry and the po. Reading this book was like reading a chronicle of a period of my life This book is so real that if you cut it it d bleed The people and events that Dr Burns so elouently detail in this book will seem unreal after all how could WE as Americans allow this type of treatment to continue It is conundrum facing central Appalachia Do we continue to destroy our homes in order to be able to live there or do we demand better of our elected officials and companies that operate here Dr Burns poses this very uestion while expertly detailing current events and putting them in a historical context and thus showing the current decimation of the mountains is only a continuation of the exploitation of Appalachia Written in clear and concise language and with in depth analysis first hand accounts and passion Dr Burns book Bringing Down The Mountains is an instant classic and a worthy read for anyone interested in Appalachia

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Coal is West the Mountains Kindle #207 Virginia’s bread and butter For than a century West Virginia Bringing Down PDF has answered the energy call of the nation and the world by mining and exporting its Down the Mountains MOBI #243 coal In West Virginia’s coal industry provided almost forty thousand jobs directly related Down the Mountains The Impact PDFEPUB or to coal and it contributed billion to the state’s gross annual product And in the same year West Virginia led the nation in coal exports shipping ov. This is the first and only book I ve officially blurbed I ll uote myself from one of the Praise For pages preceding the title page This book is a wake up call not only for southern West Virginians but for anyone who uses electricity generated from coal Bringing Down the Mountains is a must have for students and scholars of energy policy the environment economics politics organized labor and Appalachian studiesSo yes I highly recommend this book


4 thoughts on “Bringing Down the Mountains The Impact of Mountaintop Removal Surface Coal Mining on southern West Virginia Communities 1970 2004

  1. says:

    This is the first and only book I've officially blurbed I'll uote myself from one of the Praise For pages preceding the title page This book is a wake up call not only for southern West Virginians but for anyone who uses electricity generated from coal Bringing Down the Mountains is a must have for students an

  2. says:

    Reading this book was like reading a chronicle of a period of my life This book is so real that if you cut it it'd bleed The people and events that Dr Burns so elouently detail in this book will seem unreal after all how could WE as Americans allow this type of treatment to continue It is conundrum facing central Appalachia Do we continue to destroy our homes in order to be able to live there or do we demand better of our electe

  3. says:

    A must read for anyone concerned about the destruction of the landscape that occurs when coal mining companies engage in mountaintop removal The author a personal friend of mine is passionate for all the right reasons She is held in

  4. says:

    I was surprised how this book held my attention I am not fond of history and I had to read this for a class; however once I started reading it I was shocked by some of it's content These things are occurring within my own state and I was una

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