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NPR's All Things Considered

A team of scientists says the environmental damage from mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia is so widespread, the mining technique should be stopped.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A group of scientists from universities in Maryland, North Carolina and West Virginia are calling for a moratorium on mountaintop removal mining permits.

The Hill

Days after the Obama administration announced it would give a permit to a new mountaintop coal mine, a dozen environmental scientists said the mining practice is so destructive to the environment that

West Virginia Metro News

A group of leading scientists says mountaintop removal coal mining should be stopped unless new techniques are developed that can deal with the current problems caused by the controversial practice.


WASHINGTON, Jan 7 (Reuters) - A group of scientists on Thursday called on the U.S. government to stop issuing new permits for mountaintop coal mining, citing research that finds the practice is damaging to the environment and human health.

The Washington Independent

Some of the nation's top environmental scientists are calling on the Obama administration to end the destructive practice of mountaintop coal mining, saying that the environmental holocaust it cr

The Charleston (WV) Gazette Coal Tattoo Blog

"Mining permits are being issued despite the preponderance of scientific evidence that impacts are pervasive and irreversible and that mitigation cannot compensate for the losses."

Let's say you trundle a bunch of enormous industrial equipment into North America's oldest mountains (an intact temperate ecosystem boasting rich biodiversity, including a number of endanger

The New York Times Dot Earth Blog

In the new issue of the journal Science, a dozen environmental scientists make a case that current methods for extracting coal from America's mountaintops remain too harmful to humans and ecosyst

The Guardian

Mountaintop mining should be banned for causing vast and permanent destruction to US environment and exposing its people to serious health consequences such as birth defects, a new study says today