Thursday, October 18, 2012

What Would God Blow Up?

Blowing off the tops of mountains to get at the coal, the dirtiest of all fossil fuels, hardly sounds graceful.

When researching the terrible environmental impacts -- loss of diverse forests, deformed fish -- of mountaintop removal as it's called, I came across this provocative quote.

"There are three million pounds of explosives used a day just in West Virginia to blow the tops off these mountains. Three million pounds a day...To knock fly rock everywhere, to send silica and coal dust and rock dust and fly rock in our homes. I wonder which one of these mountains do you think God will come down here and blow up?  Which one of these hollers do you think Jesus would store waste in?  That's a simple question. That's all you have to ask."

It's from an Evangelical Christian in a Bill Moyers report on mountaintop removal.

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