N.C. bill aims to outlaw coal mined by removing mountaintops""
By John Murawski | Raleigh News & Observer
"Half the coal burned by Progress Energy's and Duke Energy's power plants would become illegal in North Carolina under legislation proposed Tuesday by state Rep. Pricey Harrison.
The Guilford County Democrat wants to outlaw importation of coal that has been extracted by a controversial form of strip mining known as mountaintop removal. The process involves blowing up several hundred feet of mountaintop to expose embedded veins of coal."
many have seen Kilowatt ours....a film that depicts the cost of mountaintop removal to provide you and me with cheap electricity. See it if you have not. There are costs to getting cheap coal that are not borne by its users.
Updated by James with link to the N&O story.