Top US climate scientist Dr James Hansen shares his thoughts about Coal River Mountain and Barack Obamaâ€™s coal policy in general in a letter titled: "Tell President Obama About Coal River Mountain".
"Coal River Mountain is the site of an absurdity.
[...]The issue at Coal River Mountain is whether the top of the mountain will be blown up, so that coal can be dredged out of it, or whether the mountain will be allowed to stand. It has been shown that more energy can be obtained from a proposed wind farm, if Coal River Mountain continues to stand. More jobs would be created. More tax revenue would flow, locally and to the state, and the revenue flow would continue indefinitely. Clean water and the environment would be preserved. But if planned mountaintop removal proceeds, the mountain loses its potential to be a useful wind source."
You can read and download the report that Hansen is talking about over at Coal River Mountain Watch.