Hey folks! It’s “economic development” on a Mingo County mountaintop removal site. That’s right, a golf course for the residents of one of the poorest counties in one of the poorest states in the nation. Don’t mind the silica-laden-dust floating in the air from that mountaintop removal blast over there. Don’t mind the treeless, sun-baking you’ll get on this course. Just shut up and golf.
Remember, less than five percent of the land that has already been destroyed by mountaintop removal has any form of “economic development” on it whatsoever.
Photos by Vivian Stockman; Flyover courtesy SouthWings
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