Case Study - Leveling Appalachia
The Legacy of Mountaintop Removal Mining
"During the last two decades, mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia has destroyed or severely damaged more than a million acres of forest and buried nearly 2,000 miles of streams. Leveling Appalachia: The Legacy of Mountaintop Removal Mining, a video report produced by Yale Environment 360 in collaboration with MediaStorm, focuses on the environmental and social impacts of this practice and examines the long-term effects on the region’s forests and waterways.
...[T]his video offers a first-hand look at mountaintop removal and what is at stake for Appalachia’s environment and its people."
(Yale University; Yale Environment 360, 2010)