Mountaintop removal continues throughout Appalachia. Unlike fracking, mountaintop removal allows for an easier before and after comparison. Using Google’s Timelapse feature, we can follow the virus like progression of mountaintop removal from 1984 to 2010.

Above is a broad overview of sites across the lower Appalachian Mountains.

This time the focus is in lower West Virginia.

This site in Kentucky opens up to a bloom.