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Unable to bear the house-shaking noise and dust from blasting and the psychological toll from the destruction of their beloved forests and streams, the husband and wife who own this Lincoln County, W.Va. home have very reluctantly sold their property to Arch Coal, operator of the Hobet 21 mountaintop removal coal mine. The husband used to teach school for a small community up a miles-long valley that was nearby. The people were driven out of their community as the surface mine approached. That valley is now buried under hundreds of millions of tons of former mountain top.
Unable to bear the house-shaking noise and dust from blasting and the
psychological toll from the destruction of their beloved forests and streams,
the husband and wife who own this Lincoln County, W.Va. home have very
reluctantly sold their property to Arch Coal, operator of the Hobet 21 mountaintop
removal coal mine. The husband used to teach school for a small community up
a miles-long valley that was nearby. The people were driven out of their community
as the surface mine approached. That valley is now buried under hundreds of
millions of tons of former mountain top.
Photo by Vivian Stockman, Oct. 19, 2003