Tar Sands http://wkms.org en Tar Sands Mining to Begin This Summer in Logan County, Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/tar-sands-mining-begin-summer-logan-county-kentucky Later this summer, a company plans to open a surface mine in southern Kentucky. But the operation won’t be mining for coal. Instead, they’re seeking to extract a new natural resource in the commonwealth: tar sands.<p>Tar sands mining in Canada has sparked protests, both there and in the United States. Environmental groups have pointed to water and air pollution from the operation, as well as increased greenhouse gas emissions from mining and processing the heavy tar sands. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:14:16 +0000 Erica Peterson 32176 at http://wkms.org Tar Sands Mining to Begin This Summer in Logan County, Kentucky