Do yourself a favor and spend 20 minutes watching this video from VBS.TV about the evils of mountaintop removal mining. Mining companies are destroying entire mountain ranges and the valleys in between to get at coal more cheaply.

Here are a few good stories here on MNN about mountaintop removal mining.

Scientists call for end to mountaintop removal

Musicians mobilize against mountaintop removal

Dump Chase to stop mountaintop removal mining

Ashley Judd campaigns against mountaintop removal mining

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Watch: Toxic West Virginia
VBS.TV took a trip to West Virginia to investigate the evils of mountaintop removal mining. Take some time today and watch this.