An Old, Timely Word from Julian

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.