My Project Topic Is Mountaintop Removal

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Carrie Southern 11/21/15 Professor Rio Pathfinder Project My project topic is mountaintop removal. I hope to find the average amount of removal that has been done recently and to see if the people that are doing the work is concerned with what is happening. I hope to learn if many other people are realizing that this operation is occurring. I choose this topic because I thought it was interesting that the world is doing this to the earth and it is hurting it. I also choose this topic because I figured many people would have concerns on the subject and others would not. Before the video I watched in class I did not know that this was happening especially at mass amounts. Finally, I am interested to see if many religious people are involved…show more content…
It gives statistics on what states have had this happen and how many acres to how many mountains. The article leads to telling people why this is a matter for faith and what we can do to help stop it. It states that the removal is a choice and is not a need. "Blowing Up Mountains: Destroying the Environment for Coal." YouTube. YouTube, 3 July 2012. Web. 12 Nov. 2015. The video was about the coal mining in West Virginia and how it destroys the earth. The maker of the video traveled to the state to observe what was really going on there. They found out instead of just digging for the coal and getting it out they decided to remove the tops and blow the land up. They realized this hurt the whole environment around them because of the mass amount that was being taken out at one time. "Orion Magazine | Moving Mountains." Orion Magazine. Erik Reece. Web. 12 Nov. 2015. This goes along my topic because it talks about the problems that occur with the removal of land. The magazine talks about how the land has not been this badly destroyed since a million years ago when glaciers pushed against the ridgelines. One section of this magazine was very interesting, it involved a coal storage silo that was placed about 200 feet behind a low grade school. After a while of the storage unit being placed there kids in that school started becoming really sick and getting sent home. Nobody knew what was happening until

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