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Blankenship vs Kennedy on Coal and MountainTop Removal Mining in WV
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Blankenship vs Kennedy on Coal and MountainTop Removal Mining in WV

Environmental lawyer Bobby Kennedy Jr. comes by his activism naturally. Back in the early '60s, his dad, Robert Kennedy, waged a battle in the U.S. Senate against strip mining in Appalachia.

"I was about 14 and I can remember my father saying that strip mining in West Virginia was not only bad for the environment but it would permanently impoverish these communities," recalled Kennedy. "My dad said, 'You can't regenerate an economy from the barren moonscapes these mining companies leave behind.'" More

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