Jeff Biggers: Minefields or Coalfields: Should Big Coal Change Name For Mountaintop Removal/Strip Mining?

In a new episode of Big Coal Gone Wild last week, coal lobbyists announced their intentions to rebrand mountaintop removal mining as “mountaintop development.”

For besieged residents living near mountaintop removal sites in Appalachia–and in the 20-odd states that allow strip-mining–this announcement has triggered another name suggestion:

Given that millions of pounds of ammonium nitrate/fuel oil explosives are detonated daily near historic American communities, should Big Coal-controlled areas be renamed as “minefields,” and not coalfields.

via Jeff Biggers: Minefields or Coalfields: Should Big Coal Change Name For Mountaintop Removal/Strip Mining?.

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