This article is summarized:
"This Comment examines the legal strategies and techniques utilized in a series of environmental lawsuits challenging mountaintop removal coal mining. This case study also explores the role that Public Justice plays in affecting positive change through public interest law. Many are unaware of both the devastation mountaintop removal coal mining causes in the Appalachians and the contributions of trial lawyers to public interest law. To shed light on both these issues, this Comment discusses the background of mountaintop removal coal mining and Public Justice, the history of litigation and legal strategies used to further the campaign against such devastating mining techniques, and the role of politics, policy, and publicity."