Satellite Images Show The Effects Of Mountaintop Mining

by Christopher Paul on April 15, 2011

The satellite image above taken in 1984 shows what the mountains of Boone County, West Virginia looked like. The image below was taken in 2010 after 26 years of mountaintop mining.

The damage is clear and gives a visual representation of the environmental impact this type of mining does.

World of Change: Mountaintop Mining, West Virginia – NASA via Good

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