I used to work in coal mining, creating environmental designs for coal removal and reclaimation. With all the spills and containing pond failures in recent news, it has me thinking about all that has been done to the area where I used to live. I left long ago when all the rules changed and you could see that the environment was not going to be an important part of the region.
My life has been through many changes both location and my work, since those years working in Van Lear, KY. Whenever I go back, now it is sad to see how much damage has been done, and all the people have been hurt physically and economically. I don’t know how it all went so wrong, and when money became more important then human life and the natural resources. I think it has not been good for us, and hope we can change our way of thinking, so we can help everyone, including mother nature. We are all in this together after all