Dangers of mountaintop removal In Appalachia02/05/09 Robert Lorei
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Good afternoon, welcome to WMNF’s Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up: a look at the impact mountaintop removal coal mining is having on the people and environment of Appalachia.
But first, three listener comments about yesterday’s program. The first about the interview with author Jim Douglass about his new book on the Kennedy assassination called JFK and the Unspeakable. The other comments were about proposals by the president to limit executive pay for companies that receive a federal bailout.
Thirty percent of Florida’s electricity is generated by burning coal. Most of that coal comes from Appalachia. Tuesday night WMNF will present an award-winning film about the way coal is increasingly being extracted from the mountains of West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia.
Michael O’Connell, the director of Mountaintop Removal, joins us now.
For more information, visit Hawriverfilms.com.