Rand Paul: Ignorant Moron or Coal Industry Shill?
Rand Paul, the Republican candidate for United States Senate from the state of Kentucky, is either dumber than a doorknob or completely in the bag for big coal. Check this out from the forthcoming issue of Details:
Paul believes mountaintop removal just needs a little rebranding. “I think they should name it something better,” he says. “The top ends up flatter, but we’re not talking about Mount Everest. We’re talking about these little knobby hills that are everywhere out here. And I’ve seen the reclaimed lands. One of them is 800 acres, with a sports complex on it, elk roaming, covered in grass.” Most people, he continues, “would say the land is of enhanced value, because now you can build on it.”
Remember, this is what mountaintop removal mining looks like. Link to Details via TPMDC.