Watch with glittering eyes around you, because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in the magic will never find it! – Roald Dahl

The cost of cheap energy: Mountain top removal (a.k.a. surface mining)

on 05/26/2012

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m working on my graduate degree in Sustainability. There are so many things I’ve learned along the way, many of them make me wonder “What are we DOING?!” and “Why does anyone think this is okay?!”

One of my professors had us watch a movie called “Coal Country” and I was mortified. Horrified. Sickened. Depressed. Ashamed. Disgusted.

In the name of cheap energy – which we largely waste in abundant amounts – it seems that we have sold our souls to the devil, so to speak. What are we truly willing to give up, sacrifice, or destroy in the name of “progress”??


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