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?