GRIST: Susan Sarandon explains mountaintop-removal mining in 60 second video

Authors: Green For All

Worth a watch today, this video (via grist) narrated by Susan Sarandon, shows firsthand footage of mountaintop removal coal mining and its impacts on Appalachian mountains, drinking water and families.

If most of us have a notion of mountaintop-removal mining, it's that somewhere in Appalachia a bunch of extras from Winter's Bone are getting their view spoiled by some trucks and TNT. But these are real people, and the environmental catastrophe they're experiencing -- entire counties turned into flattened moonscapes like you'd expect after a nuclear bomb -- is entirely unnecessary, even for a country as coal-addicted as the United States.

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