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By Bryan T. McNeil


Drawing on strong own tales of the risks of mountaintop elimination in southern West Virginia, Combating Mountaintop Removal seriously examines the fierce conflicts over this violent and more and more commonplace kind of strip mining. Bryan T. McNeil records the altering relationships one of the coal undefined, groups, surroundings, and economic system from the viewpoint of neighborhood grassroots activist firms and their broader networks.


Focusing on Coal River Mountain Watch (CRMW), a firm composed of people who've own ties to the coal within the sector, the examine unearths a shrink back from once-strong conventional exertions unions and the emergence of community-based activist enterprises. through framing social and ethical arguments by way of the surroundings, those leading edge hybrid routine benefit from environmentalism's larger profile in modern politics. In investigating the neighborhood results of globalization and international economics, McNeil tracks the profound reimagining of social and private principles resembling identification, historical past, and panorama and considers their roles in organizing an schedule for revolutionary group activism.

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