Trip Van Noppen

Trip Van Noppen is president of Earthjustice, a nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment.

Mountaintop-removal mining is unpopular even in coal country

A strong majority of Appalachians oppose mountaintop-removal coal mining -- 57 percent -- according to a new poll conducted in the region.