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Notre Dame Hosts Expert Panel on Mountain Top Coal Removal

March 29, 2012

Notre Dame of Maryland University Sustainability Committee and art department present “Mining the Mountains:  The Real Cost of Mountaintop Removal,” a panel discussion of the ecological, economic, health and moral issues surrounding the controversial method of surface coal extraction.

Moderated by Renaissance Institute director Diane Finlayson, the expert panel will include representatives from a variety of stakeholder perspectives:

  • Robert Shetterly, painter and activist; Woodrow Wilson Fellow and NDMU’s Baldwin Scholar
  • Eileen Wold, Baltimore photographer
  • Father Richard Malloy, University of Scranton
  • Rob Goodwin, Citizen Enforcement Program Coordinator, Cold River Mountain Watch
  • Chris Hamilton, vice-president of West Virginia Coal Association
  • Roger Horton, United Mine Workers of America 

The event will be held Wednesday, April 18 at 7 pm in Notre Dame’s Knott Science Center Auditorium, 4701 North Charles Street. Admission is free, but reservations are requested. Visit events.ndm.edu.

NOTRE DAME OF MARYLAND UNIVERSITY
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