"Mining Our Future" is an on going project. People are asked to read from a list which includes the names of most of the mountains in the state of Kentucky. Many mountains have already been irreparably damaged by a mining practice known as mountain top removal. This practice allows companies to remove the top of mountains, to more efficiently mine coal. The debris from this is usually dumped in nearby stream beds.
Perry Hooks compiled the list of mountain names and performed the first reading.