Tag: mountaintop mining

When Scientists Speak Out: The Anti-MTR Message Makes it to Colbert

By Chris Mooney | January 19, 2010 12:00 pm

Last week, I wrote at Science Progress about how a group of scientists had dealt a devastating blow to the practice of MTR (mountaintop removal mining) with a good paper, some luck, and a good communications plan.

Now, the point is driven home further, as the chief scientist involved, Dr. Margaret Palmer of the University of Maryland, was actually invited on The Colbert Report to discuss her work. Of course, the blowing up of mountains is a perfect Colbert topic, but I felt that Dr. Palmer did a good job, er, sticking to the science. Watch the whole thing:

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Coal Comfort – Margaret Palmer
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