Mountaintop Mining Consequences

@article{Palmer2010MountaintopMC,
  title={Mountaintop Mining Consequences},
  author={Margaret A Palmer and Emily S. Bernhardt and William H. Schlesinger and Keith N. Eshleman and Efi Foufoula‐Georgiou and Michael S Hendryx and A. Dennis Lemly and Gene E. Likens and Orie L. Loucks and Mary E. Power and Peter S. White and Peter R. Wilcock},
  journal={Science},
  year={2010},
  volume={327},
  pages={148 - 149}
}
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… 

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