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The Charleston (WV) Daily Mail

CHARLESTON, W.Va.--The country's existing mountaintop removal regulations are inadequate and are leading to "pervasive and irreversible" damage to the environment and threatening human healt

Los Angeles Times

Mountaintop coal mining, which involves blowing up mountain peaks to get access to coal seams below, should be halted immediately because of growing evidence of its environmental and health threats

Epoch Times

A day after a controversial permit was issued for mountaintop mining in West Virginia, a group of leading environmental scientists is saying the practice has a severe impact on the environment and hum

Scientific American

On the heels of the U.S.

Discovery News

Mountaintop mining causes permanent damage to the environment and exposes people to serious health risks, says a new report by a leading group of scientists. Jorge Ribas reports.

NPR's The Two-Way Blog

The controversial practice of mountaintop coal mining is back in the news.

The Charleston (WV) Gazette

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Mountaintop removal is causing "pervasive and irreversible damage" to Appalachia's forests, streams and wildlife and new permits should not be granted unless a way is found to prevent such impacts, a group of leading scientists have concluded.

Tribune News Service

WASHINGTON – A scientific study released Thursday says mountaintop-removal coal mining - the practice of blowing up mountain peaks to get access to coal seams below - should be halted immediately

McClatchey News Service

Scientific evidence that mountaintop-removal coal mining destroys streams and threatens human health is so strong the government should stop granting new permits for it, a group of 12 environmental scientists report in Friday's issue of the journal Science.

Louisville (KY) Courier-Journal

WASHINGTON — A group of scientists Thursday called on the Obama administration to impose a moratorium on new mountaintop mining permits, saying that the practice is endangering the public health