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MOUNTAINTOP MINING (PART THREE)

Christians for the Mountains field worker Robert "Sage" Russo standing on Kayford Mountain overlooking an MTR site in West Virginia (Photo courtesy of Christians for the Mountains)

Environmentalists have been fighting to stop mountain top removal coal mining for decades. They say they want to preserve the mountains, the water thatís polluted by the mining and the people. But many of the people donít want the help. They want the jobs provided by the mining operations. Sandra Sleight Brennan reports the struggle between the two sides is complicated. Now churches and synagogues are introducing religion into that struggle:

Christians for the Mountains

A report on religious environmentalism

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Producer: Sandra Sleight-Brennan
Release Date: February 2, 2009
Running Time: 3:10

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