Home Articles Economics & Empire Thinking about Spills ArticlesEconomics & Empire Thinking about Spills By Katherine Dalton - May 20, 2010 2 Facebook Twitter Email Print 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. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Economics & Empire Urban Questions (and Responses) for Krugman Economics & Empire As North Korea Goes Nuclear Far East Ambassadors Must Speak Up Culture, High & Low Mr. Sillypants Goes to Washington 2 COMMENTS mountain top removal for coal, coal ash in our rivers streams – we are nuts! 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. Comments are closed.