"Calculating Coal's Toll"

"Coal supporters like to point to the jobs and economic activity that coal mining brings to communities. But a new study argues the human costs of coal mining in Appalachia far outweighs its benefits. Michael Hendryx, a researcher at West Virginia University, talks with host Steve Curwood about coal's toll and policy options that would encourage richer, healthier communities in coal country." Living on Earth, air dated week of June 26, 2009.

See Also:

"Blockbuster Studies Describe MTR Impacts" (Coal Tatyoo/Charleston Gazette)

Source: Living on Earth, 06/29/2009