Sunday, April 17, 2005

And yes, Steve, looks like Big Coal is bad

Abstract of an article which can be accessed via the Blue Ridge Press.

Dan Radmacher examines the poverty found in coal counties in West Virginia and nationwide.

Radmacher offers strong statistical and human evidence debunking coal company claims that they bring jobs and prosperity to local communities. Instead, he says, they bring economic hardship and environmental degradation. He offers business diversification to these communities as a solution.

Plenty more in the archives of the Charleston Gazette.