Monday, January 21, 2008

Mountaintop removal

The New York Times Book Review on Sunday included a look at Michael Shnayerson’s book Coal River which tackles the topic of mountaintop removal in West Virginia. According to the review Shnayerson focuses his story on Joe Lovett, an environmental lawyer. I did a piece, published in the Star’s Insight section in September, that looked at efforts in the affected states – West Virginia, eastern Kentuckty, southwest Virginia and east Tennesse to ban or limit the destructive practice. Joe Lovett was one of the people I talked to for my stories which were completed while working with the Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky.
To see my story, click here.

To see the Book Review in the Times, click here.