This is a sick joke. King Coal wants to change the name of “mountaintop removal” to “mountaintop development.” Bold move. Jeff Biggers lays it out.
Minefields, Not Coalfields: Should Big Coal Change For Mountaintop Removal/Strip Mining?
In a new episode of Big Coal Gone Wild last week, coal lobbyists announced their intentions to rebrand mountaintop removal mining as “mountaintop development.” For besieged residents living near mountaintop removal sites in Appalachia–and in the 20-odd states that allow strip-mining–this announce