Jason Howard


Author of A Few Honest Words: The Kentucky Roots of Popular Music and the coauthor of Something’s Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal. His writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Nation, Sojourners, Equal Justice Magazine, and on America’s National Public Radio.

Appalachian mountain topping: an American tragedy

Mountaintop removal is the cheapest way to mine coal. Over 1.5 million…