In this New York Times op-ed piece, Bobbie Ann Mason decries exploitation of Eastern Kentuckians and their land. Mountaintop mining is the process of bulldozing the top off of moutains with Caterpillars and TNT and extracting the coal below. The impact on people and land is devastating.
Bobbie Ann Mason is a native of Western Kentucky and an artist in residence at the University of Kentucky in Lexington.
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