The lure of fast riches has attracted land-rapists to this area for centuries. The mountains have been destroyed in the name of cheap energy: first deep mines with acidic effluents and spoil piles and death; then high- wall strip mining with erosion and destruction ; then mountain top removal,. the ultimate desecration of land and the people living there! Unneeded NG/Oil pipelines cutting paths of further destruction !
Now, quick profit based on further extraction of the mineral wealth : GOLD ! This further extractive rape-for- profit of a few must not be allowed . the regulatory authorities of the EPA as well as State and Local Agencies must recognize the impacts to environmental and the residents as well.