EarthFirst Journal - Feature Story: "Ninety-three new coal plants are being planned for construction throughout the US right now. Demand for coal will increase as these new facilities are completed. When the oil starts to run out and there are no concrete plans for a transition to wind and solar power, coal companies will be well-positioned to capitalize on their growing market.
The coal industry estimates that we have enough coal to last 230 years—if we don’t mind leveling our mountains and slowly suffocating. The industry is paying careful attention to what happens with Zeb Mountain in northeastern Tennessee. The coal companies want Zeb Mountain to die with no protest, so they can move on to kill other mountains. The time to halt mountaintop removal is now."