Human and Environment Interaction - How people use and change their environment
There are many ways people in Eastern Kentucky change their environment. They build roads, dams, and buildings just like everyone else. But one of the biggest human impacts on the environment is mountain top removal.
Mountain top removal is a way to mine for coal, which is one of the biggest natural resources in Eastern Kentucky. Coal is used burned to make electricity. Coal brings a lot of jobs and money to the area, but it has big environmental impacts.
Watch the video on mountain top removal. List some of the positives about mountain top removal. List some of the negatives.
Do the positives of mountain top removal outweigh the negatives? Why or why not?