Mountaintop Removal causes huge environmental destruction, dramatically alters landscapes and is linked to serious local health impacts. It involves literally blasting the tops off mountains to access thin layers of coal embedded in rock.

Unsurprisingly, this is a highly controversial process in the USA where the technique has been pioneered. What’s less well known are the links to Scottish banks: state owned Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), have been helping finance the corporations that do this horrific work.

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