Greengirlinc's Blog

Greening the world one blog at a time.

Well, Duh! March 18, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tiffany C @ 8:31 AM

I’ve written about the enormous environmental issues caused by coal mining, specifically mountaintop removal coal mining, in the past.  A recent study was done on waterways downstream from mining areas in Kentucky and West Virginia, and lo and behold they found high toxin levels downstream from the mining areas.  All I have to say is “well, duh!”  Is this actually news to anyone?  I’m sure it’s not news to the poor people living near these mining areas that are suffering the health consequences.  Some of the toxicity levels in Kentucky were over 50 times the acceptable level of toxins.  50!  This is why we need to curb our energy consumption and find alternatives to coal use.  The coal mining industry is poisoning our ecosystems, and folks, that means they are poisoning us.  I’ve posted the report on the study.

WETTestingReport

Advertisements
 

One Response to “Well, Duh!”

  1. Tom Says:

    I always learn something from this blog


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s