Photos, Prints, Drawings Bob Kiss, Speaker of the House for the West Virginia Legislature, looking at jar of well water, presented to illustrate the effects of blasting on the water supply

Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Hufford, Mary
Kiss, Bob
Dates 1998
Location Drews Creek
Raleigh County
West Virginia
Language English
Subjects April
Community Space
Mountaintop Removal
Political Events
Ramp House
Water Quality
Well Water
Bob Kiss, Speaker of the House for the West Virginia Legislature, looking at jar of well water, presented to illustrate the effects of blasting on the water supply
Contributor Names
Kiss, Bob (Depicted)
Hufford, Mary, 1952- (Photographer)
Created / Published
April 17, 1998
Subject Headings
-  Mountaintop removal
-  Community space
-  April
-  Ramp House
-  Spring
-  Blasting
-  Political events
-  Water quality
-  Well water
-  Ethnography
-  Photographs
-  West Virginia -- Raleigh County -- Drews Creek
-  During the 1998 election campaign, Mr. Kiss visited the Ramp House at the head of Drew's Creek. Citizens voiced their concerns about mountaintop removal, enclosure of lands traditionally used for hunting, gathering, and recreation, and the contamination of the water supply due to blasting at mountaintop removal sites above the valley. Mr. Kiss had promoted legislation earlier in the year making it possible to affect wetlands through mining without mitigation, if fewer than four hundred acres were affected. At this meeting he promised to help the community by re-opening a road traditionally used by community members to travel to work in Wyoming County.
-  Event: Bob Kiss, Speaker of the House for the West Virginia Legislature, meeting constituents at the Ramp House.
35 mm Color Slide
Call Number
AFC 1999/008: CRF-MH-C072-06
Source Collection
Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
American Folklife Center
Digital Id

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