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JL
- 766 days ago - secure.earthjustice.org
Across Appalachia, coal companies are blowing up mountains, clear-cutting ancient forests, burying streams, & contaminating waters--forever altering in the most extreme way possible our nation's landscape & contaminating drinking water supplies for local



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JL A. (276)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 7:23 am
Help Stop Mountaintop Removal Mining

Across Appalachia, coal companies are blowing up mountains, clear-cutting ancient forests, burying streams, and contaminating waters—forever altering in the most extreme way possible our nation’s landscape and contaminating drinking water supplies for local communities.

The health impacts of this radically destructive form of mining are staggering. No one can survive without clean water, and scientific research shows that people living near mountaintop removal mines face greater threats to their health and their lives. Cancer rates are two times higher in areas of mountaintop removal mining; babies born near mountaintop removal mining are 26 percent more likely to be born with birth defects as well. How long will we let this go on?

In his first term, President Obama and his administration showed a strong commitment to the law and science by vetoing one of the largest mountaintop removal mines ever proposed, Spruce No. 1 Mine in West Virginia. But the administration recently gave the go ahead on two new mountaintop removal mining permits, and coal companies and their lobbyists are pushing for more than 100 more. With so many local communities facing the devastation of blown-up mountains and buried streams, the Obama administration must do better in this next term in office.

If more unlawful and harmful permits are issued, violating the very purpose of the Clean Water Act to protect the integrity of our nation’s waters, coal companies could fill over 300 more valleys, level over 30,000 more mountain acres, destroy over 100 miles of streams, and pollute many more local waterways. The stakes could not be higher.

It’s not too late to stop more harmful mining permits from going forward. And in this second term, we are counting on the Obama administration to finally end this extremely destructive and irresponsible mining practice.

Please tell the President, his Army Corps of Engineers, and his Environmental Protection Agency to stop new mining permits, to stand up for justice for Appalachian families who depend on clean water, and to resist political pressure from coal company lobbyists.

Petition at:
https://secure.earthjustice.org/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=1377&s_src=1211_MotherJones_MTR&JServSessionIdr004=wwemacrym2.app334b#startform
 

Nicole W. (644)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 9:17 am
Your message has been sent. Thank you for taking action to stop destructive mountaintop removal mining.
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 9:53 am
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Elizabeth O. (88)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 10:48 am
Signed.
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 11:18 am
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Sara W. (110)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 11:42 am
Signed.
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 12:31 pm
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Kit B. (276)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 3:57 pm

Your message has been sent. Thank you for taking action to stop destructive mountaintop removal mining.

Each day, coal companies are blowing up mountains, burying streams, hurting wildlife and contaminating waters—forever altering our nation’s landscape and contaminating drinking water supplies. Earthjustice's legal experts are fighting tooth and nail to end this devastating practice—but we can't do it without you!
Signed and donation made~
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 4:11 pm
Thanks Kit--Appalachia has endured too much suffering from this--it really needs to end. You cannot currently send a star to Kit because you have done so within the last week.
 

Fran away F. (117)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 7:25 pm
THIS MUST STOP! Signed and noted, thanks, J.L.!
 

JL A. (276)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 7:27 pm
You are SO right Fran! You cannot currently send a star to Fran because you have done so within the last week.
 

Ben Oscarsito (355)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 4:58 am
Done!
 

JL A. (276)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 8:27 am
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Past Member (0)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 6:17 am
noted + message sent
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 6:38 am
Signed. I am very much against mountain top mining & the coal industry altogether.
 

Esther Z. (96)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 11:13 am
Noted and signed.
 

JL A. (276)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 11:47 am
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Dorothy N. (63)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 11:54 am
I wish I could sign this, but at least I've signed similar petitions.

It's horrendous how stupidly destructive so many corporations are and how willfully blind so many corporate-influenced politicians are as well...
 

JL A. (276)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 12:00 pm
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Dana B. (133)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 12:36 pm
Signed, thank you
 

michelle t. (41)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 12:51 pm
Signed
 

Ana Fontan (16)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 1:40 pm
Just done. Thank you!
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 2:12 pm
Signed
 

JL A. (276)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 3:02 pm
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Thursday November 15, 2012, 3:08 pm
Signed and Noted.
 

JL A. (276)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 3:09 pm
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Christeen Anderson (550)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 3:59 pm
Noted and signed.
 

JL A. (276)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 4:06 pm
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Rock H. (254)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 5:39 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks J.L.
 

Alison A. (240)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 5:41 pm
Signed and noted, thanks.
 

Dianne D. (462)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 6:48 pm
signed
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 7:27 pm
Signed !!
 

Colleen L. (2)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 11:23 pm
Petition signed. Thanks J.L.
 

Sonny Honrado (6)
Friday November 16, 2012, 12:09 am
Noted!!!
 

Dietrich S. (46)
Friday November 16, 2012, 2:37 am
Of course n&s. Thank you, Kit; it's so true what you write about the devastating practice. Caring people try what they can to save our earth. When will administrations finally wake up to stop the greedy ones???
 

Andrea Nemec (217)
Friday November 16, 2012, 2:38 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!
 

Don Schwarz (5)
Friday November 16, 2012, 6:04 am
Signed and noted. Detrich S. sure has it pinned down. Greed is the problem and is usually the source of the issue. .
 

Ludger W. (72)
Friday November 16, 2012, 6:48 am
done
 

Henrik Thorsen (28)
Friday November 16, 2012, 11:18 am
Signed.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Friday November 16, 2012, 12:39 pm
Signed
 

JL A. (276)
Friday November 16, 2012, 2:00 pm
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Victoria Pohrebna (264)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 2:21 am
Signed.
 

Lisa Neste (711)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 9:26 am
Your message has been sent. Thank you for taking action to stop destructive mountaintop removal mining.
 

JL A. (276)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 9:27 am
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Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 28, 2012, 6:52 am
Signed!
 
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