lemmings cliff rocks splat
Sigh. That song is soooo evocative for me of a time almost 40 years ago, in which I heard it sung by a local singer who was good enough to do credit to the tradition of John Prine. The impact it made on me is such that I remembered all the words to the refrain on hearing it tonight, four decades later. Hell, I recognized the song from the intro before the vocal.Has everyone seen a removed mountaintop? how about a clearcut mountaintop? I've seen one of each at different times; they're a disturbing sight... more so when you think of the environmental hazards of possibly resuming the widespread use of coal as a fuel.Thanks for the reminder and the links. I'll do what I can.
(Correction: "almost 40 years ago" may be stretching it; that's what happens to aging memories like mine. Apparently the album on which it appears came out in 1971.)
36 is close enough to almost 40.:)
i've only seen photos. yes, this is what we're in for if we expand our dependence on coal.also, i've only been reading about it at invest now and make a killing!! advertisement sites so far, so i'm not vouching for the truth of it, but apparently there's a fair amount of oil shale mining like this either happening now [alberta tar sands? i don't have confirmation of it yet] or could happen in the u.s. rockies soon
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