Thursday, November 15, 2007

What's Your Connection to Mountaintop Removal?

Appalachain Voices' site has unveiled a new feature that allows you to directly tie the electricity that comes out of your power socket to the source it likely comes from:
Mountaintop removal is a radical form of coal mining where entire mountains are literally blown up -- devastating communities throughout Appalachia, polluting drinking water and destroying rivers. And the worst part is, you're paying for it.

If your home or business is on the electric grid, chances are you are connected to mountaintop removal in the Appalachian Mountains. Find out how -- and then find out what you can do about it.
The Green Miles is most closely tied to Cogentrix's Birchwood Power plant in Virginia's King George County. According to the site, "This power plant purchases coal directly from Central Appalachian strip mines. Of the Appalachian communities featured on this site, the one most closely connected to this power plant is Bob White, West Virginia."

1 comment:

Mosquito said...

Mountain Top Removal is just one of the reasons I'm working to cut my electricity use down...We've done the florescent bulbs, etc...but the big dream is to end up in an off the grid home...or a home that puts electricity back onto the grid.....

Love your blog btw....