why West Virginia wore julie out

I am going to bed early tonight in the hopes that I can recharge my own batteries, fully drained by witnessing firsthand mountaintop removal in West Virginia. Susan Lapis, Southwings Conservation Aviation pilot, flew us over the area to see how coal companies are chopping off mountaintops for the horizontal seams of coal that run through them, and then shoveling the rock, the “overburden,” as they call it, into valleys and streams, filling them completely. Words cannot do justice…so here’s one photo for you to ponder while I am off to sleep…
oh, what are we doing?

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