Fifty Years of Night

June 29, 2013 11:10 PM

Chapter 8: How a Kentucky school teacher stopped a 756-acre surface mine — for now

Environmental protection laws have grown more powerful, much like the machines used to dismantle mountains, in the half-century since coal operators brought surface mining to southeastern Kentucky. They have allowed a schoolteacher to thwart a major coal company’s plans to strip-mine a mountain in Knott County.

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