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Mountaintop Removal Mining Is Ecological Suicide

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Corporations don’t have to worry about the consequences of their actions, but people do. We’re the ones who breathe the polluted air, drink the contaminated water, and watch our beautiful wild places destroyed in pursuit of dirty energy. It’s time to take a stand against mountaintop removal once and for all. Here’s how to get started:

1. Sign our petition to convince Congress to ban MTR and to enforce legal requirements for coal mining in Appalachia.

2. Write to your Senators asking them to support the Appalachia Restoration Act.

3. Ask your state representative to stop Big Coal from dumping toxic mining waste into streams.

4. Write to the EPA demanding that they veto all pending valley fill permits.

5. Find out how you’re connected to mountaintop removal as well as what you can do about it.

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5:09PM PST on Dec 3, 2012


Eve of Destruction

Earth Cry

7:03AM PDT on Jun 18, 2012

pathetic sold out politicians shilling for coal while the people jockeye for last position with Mississippi. Blankenship should be in jail.

9:27AM PDT on Jun 17, 2012

Teresa, You signed on April 10, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
U.S. Congress

9:24AM PDT on Jun 17, 2012

thank you

2:29PM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

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7:06PM PDT on Apr 13, 2012

Sadly, the earth won't survive if we keep up this destruction.......

3:58PM PDT on Apr 13, 2012

Beth - I lived in the Knoxville area from 1998 till 2007. I'm sorry to re-inform you, BUT THOSE PEOPLE ARE STUPID! And that's the problem.

Oh yeah, they have progressives and UT and many science buildings and labs, but those aren't the people who own the property you're talking about.
I know Those people.
And they're broke! Any easy money or high-payin' job wit' no beneefeets is jus' fine wit' dem!

And they will sell. They can't believe anyone would do them much harm, not if they're waving an American flag and telling them that doing this will help their nation and make them Patriots!

If these people aren't INTENSELY educated by THEIR OWN KIND about what will happen to their land; this beautiful, intensely magnificent land THAT i OWN 2 ACRES OF, it will fall.

There are simply not enough of us who are educated, aren't broke, that CARE -
to make the difference!
Oh, and look just north of Knoxville; they raped that mountain around Jellico. I drive by it all the time; it's just horrible.

1:45AM PDT on Apr 13, 2012

They wont be happy till the whole world is a desert with nothing living any where , when will we wake up ? !

9:57PM PDT on Apr 12, 2012

Yes, and that seems what those in leadership positions in this country are bent on doing - committing suicide. Trouble is, they'll take all the rest of us with them.

8:08PM PDT on Apr 12, 2012

Too bad that Princess Diana isn't alive to fight this for us! :( They rather die looking for whatever they're looking for inside mines than saving our precious Earth.

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