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Why the Government Should NOT Fund Tree Planting on MTR Sites

Posted in Nature, Save Appalachia with tags , , , , , on August 14, 2009 by ezlnwv

According to the AP,  “The Obama administration is mulling a proposal for a new jobs program with the aim of planting trees on Appalachian mountaintops that have been scalped by mining companies in search of coal.” The money would go to a group called the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative. On the surface, this seems like a great way to reclaim mountaintop removal sites and at the same time bring jobs to the region.

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