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Making a Pilgrimage: Mountaintop Removal, Water, and Wildflowers

Mallory McDuff

in Natural Saints: How People of Faith are Working to Save God's Earth

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195379570
eISBN:
9780199869084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195379570.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Religious traditions are rich with stories of pilgrimage, a journey for spiritual enrichment that involves travel to a place of meaning. This chapter reveals how people of faith made a pilgrimage to ... More


Religion, Place, and Mountaintop Removal

Joseph D. Witt

in Religion and Resistance in Appalachia: Faith and the Fight Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168128
eISBN:
9780813168753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168128.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the historical development of anti-mountaintop removal activism in Appalachia in the early twenty-first century. The chapter first examines how twenty-first-century groups such ... More


Downstream Impacts: Environmental, Economic, and Social Effects of Mountaintop Removal

Andrew R. H. Thompson

in Sacred Mountains: A Christian Ethical Approach to Mountaintop Removal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165998
eISBN:
9780813166698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165998.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter presents some of the research on MTR’s impact on biological systems, including human communities. In addition to considering multiple natural systems and sciences, this inquiry must ... More


Appalachia Coal: The Campaign to End Mountaintop Removal Mining

Laura A. Bozzi

in Ending the Fossil Fuel Era

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028806
eISBN:
9780262327077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028806.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

In this case of mountaintop removal for coal in the Appalachian Mountains of the United States, Laura Bozzi explores the delicate insider-outsider tension of keep-it-in-the ground (KIIG) politics. ... More


Sacred Mountains: A Christian Ethical Approach to Mountaintop Removal

Andrew R. H. Thompson

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165998
eISBN:
9780813166698
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165998.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining, which has profound environmental and social impacts on the Appalachian Mountain region, represents an urgent ethical issue for Christians. The book proposes a ... More


Overturning Mountains

Andrew R. H. Thompson

in Sacred Mountains: A Christian Ethical Approach to Mountaintop Removal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165998
eISBN:
9780813166698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165998.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This introductory section describes key features of MTR and the debate surrounding it. MTR is a highly controversial form of surface mining that uses explosives to remove vast amounts of material ... More


Introduction

Bryan T. McNeil

in Combating Mountaintop Removal: New Directions in the Fight against Big Coal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036439
eISBN:
9780252093463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036439.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This introductory chapter sheds light on mountaintop removal coal mining and the ways people have reacted to it, including reimagining profound social and personal ideas like identity, history, and ... More


Religion and Resistance in Appalachia: Faith and the Fight Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Joseph D. Witt

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780813168128
eISBN:
9780813168753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168128.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This volume examines the complex roles of religious values and perceptions of place in the efforts of twenty-first-century anti-mountaintop removal activists in Appalachia. Applying theoretical ... More


Loving the Mountains: Conclusions, Challenges, and Ways Forward

Andrew R. H. Thompson

in Sacred Mountains: A Christian Ethical Approach to Mountaintop Removal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165998
eISBN:
9780813166698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165998.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This concluding chapter places the process of critical examination and transformation of imaginations in the larger context of the moral life of the church. This process is a central feature of a ... More


Fighting Back … Again

Bryan T. McNeil

in Combating Mountaintop Removal: New Directions in the Fight against Big Coal

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036439
eISBN:
9780252093463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036439.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter introduces Coal River Mountain Watch (CRMW) as an organization and describes its formation, organization and growth over the first five to seven years of its existence. The outrage that ... More


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