Mountaintop Mining Consequences

  title={Mountaintop Mining Consequences},
  author={M. Palmer and E. Bernhardt and W. H. Schlesinger and K. N. Eshleman and E. Foufoula-Georgiou and M. Hendryx and A. Lemly and G. E. Likens and O. L. Loucks and M. Power and P. S. White and P. Wilcock},
  pages={148 - 149}
  • M. Palmer, E. Bernhardt, +9 authors P. Wilcock
  • Published 2010
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Science
  • Damage to ecosystems and threats to human health and the lack of effective mitigation require new approaches to mining regulation. There has been a global, 30-year increase in surface mining (1), which is now the dominant driver of land-use change in the central Appalachian ecoregion of the United States (2). One major form of such mining, mountaintop mining with valley fills (MTM/VF) (3), is widespread throughout eastern Kentucky, West Virginia (WV), and southwestern Virginia. Upper elevation… CONTINUE READING
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