Endangered plants and Mountaintop Removal

The herbwife already brought to our attention the insane mining practice of mountaintop removal. Now Herbalgram has published an excellent article which will hopefully ignite a bit more of a furor in the herbal community around stopping this craziness. Sure, endangered plants are being wiped out by the truckful - actually, by the moutainful. But what of the mountains themselves? They hold powerful spirits that are essential for the health of our souls, ecosystems, weather patterns, and more. I think of all the talk of new "clean coal" plants, a supposed "alternative" energy source. At what cost?

1 comment:

Rebecca said...

Thanks for this, Guido. If people are interested, Mountain Justice Spring Break starts this weekend and goes through next week. (It's "A week of education and direct action in Charleston, WV.")