Monday, February 6, 2017


The new US president is planning to make the lives of the big coal mining corporations a lot easier than they were under the previous government but is he right to do so or is he making a mistake? Do your research and get an accurate and detailed picture then write about the effects of coal mining.
Refer to my second blog, The Essay Archive, for sample essays:  
Familiarize yourself with the issue:
·         Mining-Strip Mining and Mountaintop Removal
·         Longwall mining

Background information
·         Choosing a mining method
Reading material to make notes on:
·         The environmental effects of strip mining
·         Citizens against long wall mining Watch the video
·         Residents of Southern Appalachia regard coal slurry farms as looming threats 
·         Subsidence from longwall mining
Videos to watch and make notes on
·         Plundering Appalachia - The Tragedy of Mountaintop-Removal Coal Mining
·         The land of mountaintop removal
·         Martin county coal slurry spill
·         Longwall coal mining horrors
·         Subsided ground – Fallen futures Part 1
Subsided ground – Fallen futures Part 2

Further Reading:
* Gray Mountain by John Grisham

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