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#1 posted 04-21-2009 06:32 PM

If you want to look at the potential environmental impact, check out the Western Kentucky coal fields. While in Eastern Kentucky, the coal is mostly mined using tunnels, in Western Kentucky they strip mined huge areas. You won’t see it from the highways or flying over at 30,000 feet, but fly low over it in a helicopter and you get the full impact of the scale of damage. The Land Between the Lakes area is beautiful, but not far from it are huge areas of bulldozed forest, leaving huge berms of topsoil and jumbled up trees and underbrush and a bunch of shallow ponds that are black in the areas where the runoff water flows in from all the coal dust. Or you can just ask one of the locals what they think about it. If there is a way to get to this oil without doing that, then I’m for it, but not at that expense.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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