Photo, Print, Drawing Aerial view of Coal River Valley, following Route 3
About this Item
- Aerial view of Coal River Valley, following Route 3
- Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)
Created / Published
- October 26, 1995
- - Fall
- - Mining
- - Mountaintop removal
- - October
- - Route 3
- - Mining regulations
- - "Pre-law" highwalls
- - Strip spoil
- - Photographs
- - Ethnography
- - West Virginia -- Boone County
- - Event: Helicopter tour of Mountaintop Removal and Reclamation on Big Coal River watershed.
- - "To better understand the method of mining known as "mountaintop removal and reclamation," Lyntha Eiler and I visited the West Virginia Division of Environmental Protection. There we interviewed Roger Hall, the assistant director, who invited us to view by helicopter the mountaintop removal and reclamation in progress on the Marsh and Clear Forks of the Big Coal River. Benny Campbell, a mining inspector from the Logan County office of the DEP, accompanied us on our helicopter tour.
- - Note logging roads, stock piles of coal, and highwalls. Benny Campbell termed these "pre-law," because they were created by contour-mining, which pre-dated the passage of the 1977 Federal Surface Mining Control Reclamation Act (SCMRA)."
- 35 mm Color Slide
Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1999/008: CRF-LE-C036-10
- Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
- American Folklife Center
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Eiler, Lyntha Scott. Aerial view of Coal River Valley, following Route 3. West Virginia Boone County, 1995. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns000112/.
APA citation style:
Eiler, L. S. (1995) Aerial view of Coal River Valley, following Route 3. West Virginia Boone County, 1995. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns000112/.
MLA citation style:
Eiler, Lyntha Scott. Aerial view of Coal River Valley, following Route 3. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/cmns000112/>.