Mountaintop removal in West Virginia - photo by nrdc_media (source: Flickr Creative Commons)

Mountaintop removal in West Virginia – photo by nrdc_media (source: Flickr Creative Commons)

As a follow-up to last weekend’s post on U.S. scientists’ call for an end to mountaintop removal coal mining, here is a short video report from the Discovery Channel:

Scientists Seek Ban on Mountaintop Mining

Mountaintop mining causes permanent damage to the environment and exposes people to serious health risks, says a new report by a leading group of scientists. Jorge Ribas reports.

Additional resources:

New York Times Dot Earth – Scientists Reject Mountaintop Mining Methods

Discovery News – Earth