Emerald green, the Appalachian Mountains were draped in a cloud of snow white chiffon. As the sun peeked through, the veil of clouds lifted, and revealed a ruinous scar that cut across her once lovely face.
The blasted mountaintops, a billboard in of themselves, announced we were in coal country, where coal is king. The coal had been mined in a process known as MTR (mountaintop removal). Deeply saddened, it didn’t take a rocket scientist to recognize the process for what it was, destructive. On, oh, so many levels.