Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining:

Why Mountains Are Going Missing and What We Can Do About It.


We turn on our air conditioning and TV and plug in our chargers without an awareness of where the energy for our electricity comes from. We don’t know that about half of our electricity comes from coal. We don’t know that some of this coal comes from mountaintop removal coal mining that has devastated families and communities throughout the Appalachian Mountains. Read more

About Jenifer Garlitz

Jenifer Garlitz grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania, in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. She is refreshed spending time in the Appalachian Forest of southwestern Pennsylvania every summer. She received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in reading and literacy. She has worked for over ten years as a reading teacher and a reading specialist. Presently, she lives in Joliet, Illinois, with her husband and teenage son. Read more


Excerpt from the Book

Would you choose to live in a war zone? If you live near a mountaintop removal coal mine site, you might feel like you live next to a battlefield. Read more


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ISBN: 9781608444045
32 pages

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