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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Colbert on the Real Reason We Need to End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Simple: if we keep this up, we'll have to start calling hillbillies just plain old "billies."

Steven Colbert skewers the mountaintop removal coal mining in this video clip, featuring an interview with one of the authors of the recent, authoritative scientific review of the environmental and health impacts of this abhorrent practice.

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Author and Appalachia expert Jeff Biggers has more at HuffingtonPost.

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