Thinking about Spills

by Katherine Dalton on May 20, 2010 · 2 comments <span>Print this article</span> Print this article

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As we wring our hands about the BP spill, far away from many of us and which we cannot undo, Wendell Berry turns his attention and effort toward an intentional spill here in Kentucky–one that has not happened yet.  

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avatar Cecelia May 20, 2010 at 10:40 pm

mountain top removal for coal, coal ash in our rivers streams – we are nuts!

avatar Rob G May 21, 2010 at 7:39 pm

That conservatives have mostly ignored that crime which is mountain-top removal mining is a scandal. In 2002 I drove to southern West Virginia with my bandmates to play in a benefit concert for a fellow named Larry Gibson, who was trying to preserve his family’s ancestral mountain homestead from acquisition by the coal companies. I had heard of the problem but had no idea what I’d find when I got there — thousands and thousands of acres that look like the freakin’ moon. Absolutely appalling.

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