The mining of coal in WV is being done according to federal laws.  If it doesn’t look pretty, don’t look. When they are done, the forests will take over again. Pa was logged from border to border. It has more trees now then ever and is still being logged, just in a different way. The forests will take over again, but there are quite a few studies that conclude that full reforestation of a mine site may take hundreds of years, and of course the mountain tops will never come back. But my point was not that things don’t look pretty when the mines shut down. If you haven’t read my paper, here are the points I made: Mining counties are among the poorest in the…