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  •  Of course I know about Blair Mountain, (18+ / 0-)

    but do you know it's being wiped off the map?

    http://www.roanoke.com/...

    One side sees the mountain as hallowed ground, a battleground with a vital place in American history. The other sees it as a repository of billions of dollars worth of energy-generating, profit-producing coal. The first group wants to put the mountain on the National Register of Historic Places. The second wants to tear it down to get at the coal inside.

    The place where West Virginia’s mine wars came to an end is being demolished by mountaintop-removal mining. And the battle over how far that mining will reach has been running for years.

    “We thought we had laid to rest any controversy over Blair Mountain well over a decade ago,” Greg Wooten, chief operating officer of Dingus-Rum Properties, told a meeting of the West Virginia Archive and History Commission more than a year ago.

    Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

    by Just Bob on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 10:36:07 AM PDT

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