Women Against Mountain Top Removal Coal Mining Shave their Heads in Protest
Interview with Marilyn Mullens, Women Unite to End Mountaintop Removal , conducted by Melinda Tuhus
West Virginia is one of the nation’s biggest coal producing states. Coal is transported from the southern Appalachian coal fields by truck, barge and rail, and is often cleaned on site before being shipped to fuel the nation's power plants. But both the production and treatment of coal produce major health risks for local residents.