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In West Virginia, the natural heritage is being destroyed through mountaintop removal mining. The state of West Virginia is, in some respects, like my home province of New Brunswick. The loss or destruction of these natural characteristics would represent a grave loss to us.
Tim DeChristopher's ordeal exposes the massive power of the fossil fuel industry. Governments, including the U.S. and Canada's, often do far more to promote the interests of this industry than to protect people's rights and health.