Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining from 2009 and 2013

Mountaintop removal coal mining continues to scar the Appalachian Mountains. Although the coal industry has declined due to market forces, mountains and streams are still being destroyed, and communities are still being harmed. Using Google Earth satellite images, we found numerous examples of mountaintop removal mines that have begun or have expanded since 2007.

BEFORE

Lincoln County, WV

April 2011

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AFTER

March 2012

Surface Mine No.45;
Hobet Mining

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BEFORE

Breathitt County, KY

June 2010

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AFTER

October 2013

F6;
Frasure Creek Mining

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BEFORE

Harlan County, KY

June 2010

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AFTER

April 2013

Foresters Creek Strip;
Sandlick Coal Company

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BEFORE

Kanawha County, WV

October 2010

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AFTER

August 2012

Briar Mountain;
JMAC Leasing

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BEFORE

Logan County, WV

June 2009

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AFTER

July 2013

Toney Fork Surface #2;
Cliffs Logan County Coal

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BEFORE

Logan County, WV

July 2011

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AFTER

November, 2013

Toney Fork Surface #2;
Cliffs Logan County Coal

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BEFORE

Magoffin County, KY

June 2010

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AFTER

October 2013

Right Oakley Mine;
Licking River Resources

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BEFORE

Logan County, WV

July 2011

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AFTER

November 2013

Pine Creek Surface Mine No. 1;
Coal-Mac Inc.

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