The coal interests take our coal almost free of taxes. They pollute our air and streams and seduce our politicians. Coal barons don’t build anything more lasting and beautiful than a rusted out coal tipple or a mountain top stripped bare of its natural beauty. They ask us to consider them our number one asset.—Julian Martin
Julian wrote this in 1965; at the time he was living in Morgantown and working for West Virginia University as the foreign student advisor. It has never been published.