Former Virginia Governor Mark Warner is currently the Democratic candidate for Senate in Virginia. I was recently able to ask him about his position on mountaintop removal.
His (disappointing) answer?
We haven’t done much of it here in Virginia.
The more candidates talk about “carbon capture and sequestration,” clean coal, IGCC, or coal to liquid fuel, the more Virginia mountains we are likely to see destroyed by mountaintop removal.
Governor Warner knows this, and I hope he will develop a better answer on what he plans to do to stop mountaintop removal if he gets that Senate seat.