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The Resource Desperate : an epic battle for clean water and justice in Appalachia, Kris Maher

Desperate : an epic battle for clean water and justice in Appalachia, Kris Maher

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Desperate : an epic battle for clean water and justice in Appalachia
Title
Desperate
Title remainder
an epic battle for clean water and justice in Appalachia
Statement of responsibility
Kris Maher
Title variation
  • Desperate
  • Epic battle for clean water and justice in Appalachia
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For two decades, the water in the taps and wells of Mingo County didn't look, smell, or taste right. Could it be the root of the health problems--from kidney stones to cancer--in this Appalachian community? Environmental lawyer Kevin Thompson certainly thought so. For seven years, he waged an epic legal battle against Massey Energy, West Virginia's most powerful coal company, helmed by CEO Don Blankenship. While Massey's lawyers worked out of a gray glass office tower in Charleston known as "the Death Star," Thompson set up shop in a ramshackle hotel in the fading coal town of Williamson. Working with fellow lawyers and a crew of young activists, Thompson would eventually uncover the ruthless shortcuts that put the community's drinking water at risk. A respected preacher and his brother, retired coal miners, and women whose families had lived in the area's coal camps for generations, all put their trust in Thompson when they had nowhere else to turn. As he dug deeper into the mystery of the water along a stretch of road where the violence from the legendary Hatfield-McCoy feud still echoes, he was pulled into the darkest corners of Mingo County, risking his finances, his marriage, his career, and even his safety
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Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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11008276
Cataloging source
YDX
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Maher, Kris
Dewey number
344.046343
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Thompson, Kevin W
  • Massey Energy (Firm)
  • Drinking water
  • Water
  • Water-supply
  • Mining corporations
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Coal mines and mining
  • Mingo County (W. Va.)
  • Mingo County (W. Va.)
Target audience
adult
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an epic battle for clean water and justice in Appalachia
Label
Desperate : an epic battle for clean water and justice in Appalachia, Kris Maher
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Black water -- The heart of the billion dollar coal field -- The quantification of intution -- Exodus -- The admiral's den
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 339 pages
Isbn
9781501187346
Isbn Type
(hb)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
frontispiece, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1236259443
Label
Desperate : an epic battle for clean water and justice in Appalachia, Kris Maher
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 309-321) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Black water -- The heart of the billion dollar coal field -- The quantification of intution -- Exodus -- The admiral's den
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 339 pages
Isbn
9781501187346
Isbn Type
(hb)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
frontispiece, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1236259443

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