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    Re: War on coal

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Because coal, and coal mining, has other destructive measures:

    Tennessee Spill: The Exxon Valdez Of Coal Ash? : NPR

    This spill was catastrophic.

    Also, how about destruction of property... years later:

    Abandoned mines can threaten homes, schools, roads - WAVE 3 TV Louisville, KY |

    And let's not get started with the pollution it causes...
    Have you heard about the coal mine that caught fire and an entire had to abondand? The mine is expected to burn underground for something like 200 years.

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    Re: War on coal

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Have you heard about the coal mine that caught fire and an entire had to abondand? The mine is expected to burn underground for something like 200 years.
    Of course. These anti-mountain coal-miners don't see the absolute hazard they put thousands of people in every sortie. Some companies say that they'll "rebuild" the mountain. The miners already risk their lives trying to pop the top off, rebuilding it is suicide and too much money to make MTR beneficial to the coal company (simply put, it's a lie).
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    Re: War on coal

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    We only lose 5% of coal output and we get to keep the oldest mountain range, and quite frankly the oldest piece of land, in the world.

    How can you not understand this?
    I understand it perfectly.
    I am not sure how it is at all relevant to the issue.

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    Re: War on coal

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Have you heard about the coal mine that caught fire and an entire had to abondand? The mine is expected to burn underground for something like 200 years.
    I would be very interested to see how this fire is ventilated.

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    Re: War on coal

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    Because coal, and coal mining, has other destructive measures:

    Tennessee Spill: The Exxon Valdez Of Coal Ash? : NPR

    This spill was catastrophic.

    Also, how about destruction of property... years later:

    Abandoned mines can threaten homes, schools, roads - WAVE 3 TV Louisville, KY |

    And let's not get started with the pollution it causes...
    So....?
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    Re: War on coal

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    I understand it perfectly.
    I am not sure how it is at all relevant to the issue.
    Did you not read the article the OP cited? Here is a relevant excerpt:

    Surface mining has long been opposed by environmental groups such as the Sierra Club, which has asked the Obama administration to ban surface mining, which it calls "mountaintop removal mining." A printable brochure on the Sierra Club Web site about the practice says: "Working together, we can end the destructive practice of mountaintop removal coal mining and stop big energy companies from walking away with billions in profit - while leaving nothing behind but a leveled mountain moonscape and valleys and streams filled with mining rubble. Too many communities in Appalachia have already paid a heavy price in polluted drinking water, flooded towns, damaged homes and destroyed lives."
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    Re: War on coal

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    I would be very interested to see how this fire is ventilated.
    The fumes come up through ground. It is like a giant BBQ grill. Ill look it up when I get home.

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    Re: War on coal

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    So....?
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    You don't give a rat's ass. Unless it was your house, drinking water, or view. Then it would be a different story.
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    Re: War on coal

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    The fumes come up through ground. It is like a giant BBQ grill. Ill look it up when I get home.
    OK... but how does the air get in?
    There has to be a lot of air going in/out to sustain such a thing.

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    Re: War on coal

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    I understand it perfectly.
    I am not sure how it is at all relevant to the issue.
    You must've missed my point.

    This so called Green Revolution is indeed disturbing, but there are instances (like MTR) of the status quo which are even more disturbing. We cannot dismiss acts against MTR, as some Liberal Agenda juxtaposed to what is good for the Country.

    Coal companies get off my mountain and I'll think little of them. They stay and we're gonna have problems.
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