Mountain Top Removal

Central Appalachia
  1. Is a method of surface coal mining that practices "total extraction" of the mountain coal
  2. All topsoil and vegetation, including historical and diverse forests most be cleared
  3. In order to reach the coal, up to 600 ft in elevation is blown up and off the top of the mountain
  4. The debris of the rest of the mountain are dumped into "valley fills" which have buried and polluted north of 2,000 miles of water
  5. The immediate results of the mining are extreme flooding, deforestation, and ground, as well as top water, pollution