Photo, Print, Drawing Aerial view of Coal River Valley, following Route 3
About this Item
- Aerial view of Coal River Valley, following Route 3
- Contributor Names
- Eiler, Lyntha Scott (Photographer)
- Created / Published
- October 26, 1995
- Subject Headings
- - 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
- Source Collection
- Coal River Folklife Collection (AFC 1999/008)
- American Folklife Center
- Digital Id
- Online Format
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Eiler, Lyntha Scott. Aerial view of Coal River Valley, following Route 3. Boone County West Virginia, 1995. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns000112/. (Accessed April 28, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Eiler, L. S. (1995) Aerial view of Coal River Valley, following Route 3. Boone County West Virginia, 1995. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns000112/.
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Eiler, Lyntha Scott. Aerial view of Coal River Valley, following Route 3. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/cmns000112/>.