15 de Octubre 2006
End Mountain Top Removal Campaign with Google Earth
In an attempt to help spread the word about a travesty of environmental damage being caused by the coal mining industry in the US, an organization has turned to Google Earth to provide undeniable evidence of the damage. The coal industry has been using a new technique for getting to coal that is much more damaging to the environment (although less expensive for them to conduct). They basically blast the tops off mountains to get to the coal, and move the tops of the mountains into the valley's (covering the streams and wildlife in the process). A web site has been created called "ILoveMountains.org" which has a link to the Google Earth content , or you can watch videos documenting the process (and damage). Looking at the areas in Google Earth, flags mark the "memorial" to destroyed mountains. The devastation is easily visible even in the low-res areas. How the coal industry could do this much damage without a greater outcry is a wonder of political clout. Of course, hiding the evidence in remote mountainous areas of West Virginia and Kentucky helped. At least until Google Earth arrived. The web site provides steps on what you can do (if you are a US citizen) to help.
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