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Lyndsey Gilpin @lyndseygilpin
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1 of every 14 acres in Central #Appalachia has been strip mined. That's 3x the size of @GreatSmokyNPS. And despite mining more land, there are fewer tons of coal. kentucky.com/news/state/art… via @HLWright
Watch the decades of destruction happen in just seconds on this map:
I'm reminded of a quote from After Nature by @JedediahSPurdy. A couple years ago @brcalvert let me borrow the book and this description of the Appalachian Mountains has stayed with me ever since. I cite it often to help explain why I started @southerlymag.
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