Recent Flyover Videos of Coal River Mountain

Nov 29, 2019

A picture is worth a thousand words, but a video captures even more of the experience. In these recent drone videos, CRMW outreach coordinator Junior Walk presents a bird's eye view of the mountaintop removal on Coal River Mountain, including a blast and resulting dust cloud drifting into the neighboring community. Read on and click on the links to view them. And please consider a tax-deductible donation to support our work at

Alpha Natural Resources/Contura Energy is the coal giant carrying out this ongoing destruction. Here's the video with the blast above the McDowell Hollow neighborhood. The carcinogenic dust drifts into the community where people breathe.

Here's another video, with a wider view showing more of the destruction: