Thank you Loretta.
I have to say that until you have visited a sites like this, you will never know the true beauty.. Anyone who against MTR or "strip mining" should stop listening to the media hype or internet and visit it for themselves.
This all that remains of the strip mine in Dathoit, via Google Earth
All you can see is about 3 acres of land that is barren, don't worry their all lots of saplings growing. The site has only been closed for 10 years or so.
This is a few houses a top of a mountains, see there is more acreage compared..
I full view of all of it..
You can clearly see the difference, if not your blind.
Miners have the right to support their family's. They're are not doing all the damage people lead you to believe. Stop listening and get off your duff and see for yourselves. Just like the purposed energy plant in Bell Co, wake up and educate yourself. You will find that it will be cleaner that burning natural gas.