They are busy carving up Blair Mountain in the same way. They just make sure they stay out of site of the main road so people aren't aware of what is going on. I have no problem with mining coal and even some mountaintop mining. But Blair Mountain is a historical site.
Union coal miners actually fought against the national guard for their rights. It is the only tiime in American history that troops have fought against our own citizens.
This picture is of Jarrell Cemetery. This is what they mean when they tell you they don't disturb the familys around a coal mine. I have a friend at the state road office. She told me that as long as coal companies stay "20 FEET" from the property line then what they do is legal.