[Springboard] the local ecosystem around Lake Junaluska

Marianna Bailey wmbailey at charter.net
Tue Nov 13 14:30:23 EST 2007

Also, if you driving to Lake Junalaska you might notice mountaintop removal by coal mining. 
  a.. Over 300,000 acres of mountains have been permitted for mountaintop removal or have already been destroyed by coal mining companies in Appalachia.
  b.. Over 1,000 miles of Appalachian Mountain streams have been buried beneath coal company valley fills, which are little more than mining waste dumps. All stream life is obliterated. These headwaters mountain streams are the source of much of the water in the Ohio and Cumberland Rivers - drinking water sources for over 4 million people.
Look forward to seeing you'll in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina!


  No doubt that Lake Junaluska is very beautiful, even after the leaves have turned red, yellow, and gold, fallen from the trees, and covered the ground before being covered with snow.

  But to illuminate some of the global contradictions we may be working to clarify, I want to mention briefly the barely hidden truth about the ecosystem underneath that beautiful facade.

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