The sin of mountaintop removal
"You can't put a mountain back. Do you think you can do a better job than God?"
-- from Leveling Appalachia, a video from Yale's environmental service, e360.
Five hundred mountains in Appalachia are gone forever.
Glenmary Father John Rausch has little patience with those who excuse this kind of environmental destruction in favor of short-term jobs. "It's a false dichotomy," he says. "The coal industry is actually in business to put miners out of a job."