Tag Archives: Mountain Top Removal

Damn Yankee Buttons

An excerpt from my next book, Damn Yankee Buttons: Stuff is subject to entropy, the second law of thermodynamics. Entropy says the universe will gradually wind down and everything will go from order to disorder. Burning coal, changes it to heat, … Continue reading

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Invitation to the Pope to witness Mountain Top Removal

URL: http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20150924/GZ04/150929773 From today’s Gazette-Mail of Charleston, West Virginia Bob Kincaid: A letter and a prayer to the pope from WV By Bob Kincaid Your Holiness, I write to you this day from the region of the United States known … Continue reading

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Final Kayford Mountain Visit

Dr. Ross Conover posted the following on Facebook: Ross Conover I recently had what I now know to be my final Kayford Mountain (Mountaintop Removal Mining) field trip through Glenville State College (I’m moving to teach at Paul Smith’s College … Continue reading

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Osborne’s Store and Blair Mountain

Osborne’s Store and Blair Mountain [This was submitted to Goldenseal Magazine but rejected because of the Blair Mountain content.] Osborne’s store was our favorite place when, in 1975, we moved from Charleston to Griffithsville. Harnesses, shotguns, tools, plows, bulk nails, … Continue reading

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Capitalism is an Un-system

My Op-Ed in the Charleston Gazette, today March 9, 2015             In 1956, WVU engineering students were required to take an introductory economics class. Proudly packing slide rules, hanging like six-shooters from our belts, we trooped over to the building … Continue reading

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Fox Watching Henhouse in the Case of Coonskin Park

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The Coal War on West Virginia and the Appalachian Mountains

Just some drops in the bucket: 1883—2014–21,000 deaths in coal mine accidents 1998-2014–170 deaths in coal mine accidents 1968—2007–Black Lung—1500 Coal Miner Black Lung deaths each year (source: UMWA) That’s close to 60,000 black lung deaths just since 1968 21,351 … Continue reading

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