Jonna McKone http://wvtf.org en Coal Mine Reclamation http://wvtf.org/post/coal-mine-reclamation <p>For more than a century, coal companies here in Virginia have been transforming wooded hillsides -- strip mining more than a million acres of land in Central Appalachia.</p><p>They&#39;re&nbsp;required to restore those sites, but environmentalists aren&#39;t always happy with the results, and area residents find no economic use for the land. Now, however, there&#39;s something new happening on old mining sites.</p><p>For more information:</p><p><a href="http://www.greenforestswork.com">Green Forests Work</a></p><p><a href="http://www.acf.org">American Chestnut Foundation</a></p><p></p> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 09:19:19 +0000 Jonna McKone 11908 at http://wvtf.org Coal Mine Reclamation