A Coal Town Fights for a Clean Future


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For Coal River Wind and their supporters, saving one mountain in West Virginia is about more than protecting the environment, more than securing the health of nearby residents, and more than preserving a landscape famed throughout history for its beauty. While the battle to save Coal River Mountain is about all of these things, it's also a fight for a cleaner energy future.Good writes:

Coal River Mountain stands stubborn and vulnerable today amidst this blight, a battleground between the dirty energy of the past and clean energy of the future. Between exploitation and opportunity—opportunity that is too often overlooked. Scarbro and her neighbors at Coal River Wind aren't simply fighting the destruction of their mountain—though they'd be entirely justified in doing so.

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