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Mountain near Rawl, West Virginia

Largely hidden from most Americans, a highly destructive form of coal mining called mountaintop removal has devastated 1 million acres in the central and southern Appalachian Mountains. People across America use electricity that is at least partially generated by mountaintop removal coal, but it is a small amount that could easily come from cleaner sources of energy.


Appalachian Voices flight courtesy of SouthWings. photo by Kent Kessinger

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This picture is part of the National Memorials for the Mountains photo stream, hosted by www.ilovemountains.org.

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Taken on September 7, 2006