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  •  Vanity Fair Green Issue (3+ / 0-)
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    In all of the stories in Vanity Fair's green issue, and that includes the story on "An Inconvenient Truth", the one that brought me to tears was "The Rape of Appalachia".  If you haven't read the article, I encourage you to.  It incorporates the politics, the greed, the human toll as well as the environmental destruction.

    The online version lacks photos which can be found here.

    •  Very Good Article.... (1+ / 0-)
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      It would be hard to imagine a more ill-advised course of action than ruining large swaths of land to get coal, and then poisoning the atmosphere with the gases from burning it. Yet the incremental damage from mining and burning a billion tons of coal a year is hard for most Americans to see, so they don't worry about it.

      I like the people who want to call it the global warming bowl, because the mining of the coal is just the half of it.

      You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

      by murrayewv on Mon Jul 03, 2006 at 06:05:08 AM PDT

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      •  Local reporter.... (2+ / 0-)
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        Ken Ward Jr. is also mentioned.  He should win a Pulitzer too.  He is an excellent local reporter.

        But I believe Sago may act as a tipping point.  And oddly too, I think Sago became a watchword because of a fluke- people were home for the holiday watching the nonstop January football games.  The coverage intervened.  Then, the whole thing took on a life of its own, with a life and death struggle, a dramatic survivor.  Randall McCloy may be the Jessica Lynch of mining- telling the truth not the publicity version.  

        You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad. Aldous Huxley

        by murrayewv on Mon Jul 03, 2006 at 06:22:36 AM PDT

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