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A Sense Of Place: Hollow Victory

"Hollow Victory" is a David and Goliath story about people living in the hollows of West Virginia and fighting Big Coal in an attempt to save their homes, their streams and their mountains. The battle against "mountaintop removal", the strip mining technique that blows off mountaintops, also pits miners against former miners and miners' widows and reaches the federal courts where, even today, it remains stalled.


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