Erik Reece is a smart man

As an addendum to my previous posting about mountaintop removal, check out this great op/ed piece from Erik Reece of the Courier-Journal, where he elaborates on the human side of this typically environmental issue.

Excerpt from piece:

“A new Gallup study finds that Kentucky is the unhappiest state in the union, except for West Virginia. In fact, Hal Rogers’ Eastern Kentucky district is the most unhappy place in the country. Indeed, if you look at the Gallup map more closely, by congressional districts, you’ll find that the least happy places are Eastern Kentucky, Southwestern West Virginia, Eastern Tennessee and Western Virginia. In other words, the coal fields of Appalachia.”

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~ by ethmgallagher on March 23, 2009.

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