Wind vs. Coal: The Fight for a Mountaintop

At least one study has shown that a wind project could be a feasible alternative to coal mining here, although the coal industry‚Äôs control over the land and the uncertain and often tenuous financial prospects of wind generation appear to make it unlikely to be pursued. That, residents say, would be a mistake. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Terry Gamble - Aug 14, 2010 - 1:27 PM PDT
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Edited by: Jon Mitchell - Sep 27, 2010 - 2:37 PM PDT

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Terry Gamble
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by Terry Gamble - Aug. 14, 2010

Article fairly depicts differing points of view about the economic feasibility and environmental ramifications of coal vs. wind. Good examples of how a community is impacted by the current course and the potential changes.

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Bob Herrschaft
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by Bob Herrschaft - Aug. 15, 2010

The story is loaded with detailed information and dramatically outlines the plight of people who live in rural areas that are dependent on a single industry for employment. It would be interesting to know if the coal deposits contain enough methane gas to offer another alternative, and if that would be less damaging to the environment.

The story makes me think that Ibsen's early Twentieth Century play "Enemy of the People" is still very relevant in today's world.

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Leslie Ayres
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by Leslie Ayres - Sep. 27, 2010

I liked this article because it showed little bias. The author provided facts that came from both views of the problem.

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