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In an attempt to further pressure EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to enforce the Clean Water Act and halt mountaintop removal coal mining (MTR), activists erected two 20-foot-tall, purple tripod structures in front of the agencys headquarters.


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. (0)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 6:51 pm
This is very important----read!

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 7:10 pm
Thanks, Marjolein.

Frank Lornitzo (8)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 7:13 pm
What a courageous lady. I do not fear Govt so much but thugs from mining industry of which there is a long history.

Naoko i (257)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 7:31 pm
Thanks for sharing with us this important article. Noted.

H Nick H (1826)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 7:38 pm
I came from a mining area in PA, so wen Frank L said about the thugs from the miniing industry, heed the warning. They were known as Union BUSTERS (cause of the bones they would bust)

Past Member (0)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 7:38 pm
I wish them luck!

JoAnna B (386)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 7:57 pm
Noted thanks..

Eternal Gardener (734)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 8:28 pm

Agnes N (703)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 8:46 pm
Thanks Marjolein

Teresa Fazackerley (393)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 8:49 pm

Debbie G (306)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 10:08 pm
Go guys!

Dalia H (1280)
Sunday March 21, 2010, 10:28 pm
Noted and Thank You so much for sharing with us my Beloved friend Marjolein.
Much Love,
Black Dalia♥

Kerstin Strobl (123)
Monday March 22, 2010, 12:34 am
Noted, thanks Marjolein for information

Past Member (0)
Monday March 22, 2010, 12:42 am

Thomas Klein (10)
Monday March 22, 2010, 12:58 am

Linda M (0)
Monday March 22, 2010, 12:59 am
thanks for the post

Cam V (417)
Monday March 22, 2010, 1:11 am
Good story M .... thanks ....

mary f (200)
Monday March 22, 2010, 1:24 am
thanks marjolein

Rajee Seetharam (138)
Monday March 22, 2010, 2:11 am
Noted with many thanks Marjolein!

Wendye Kolles (58)
Monday March 22, 2010, 3:06 am
Noted. Thanks Marjolein.

Oishimaya Sen (66)
Monday March 22, 2010, 3:25 am

Ellinor S (41)
Monday March 22, 2010, 4:37 am
thank you

Steven Gray (55)
Monday March 22, 2010, 4:40 am
Thanks Marjolein for sharing this. It is really a shame that we have had to result back to the protests of the 60's & 70's to make a point with our government. The real shame is that this is another big corporation money deal and sadly unless we can find some people with billions of dollars to back this protest the our beloved mountains will still continue to disappear just like the trees.

Vasilis L (21)
Monday March 22, 2010, 5:54 am
noted, thanks

Mattie D (13)
Monday March 22, 2010, 6:04 am
Noted - thank you for the article and good luck in the protests, although I think that the governments and big companies of this world have little concern for the fears of the "ordinary" man

Lynn M (192)
Monday March 22, 2010, 6:10 am
Noted- thanx.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 22, 2010, 6:38 am
Noted! Thanks!

Very strong && courageous!

Kimberly Crane (36)
Monday March 22, 2010, 6:39 am
NEANDERTHALLS whom THINK they own all of this planet's resources, because OUR government made robbery "legal" for them!

Marva N L (66)
Monday March 22, 2010, 7:39 am
This is an important cause. I wish all success in this venture.

Julia P (39)
Monday March 22, 2010, 8:02 am
I don't know why anyone would go to the trouble & expense of blowing the top off a mountain for the coal in the first place. I'm sure there's plenty in mines that are currently being worked. Then they go back & try to fix the messed up area. We have a beautiful country, and it is sad that big business can come in & do whatever they feel like, since they will relandscape. It's the streams & water systems that are being polluted, and people are having to drink it.

John Dela Cruz (92)
Monday March 22, 2010, 8:31 am
It is indeed a heartfelt situation when people and government work together for greed and money. And in its wake, people suffer from many illnesses caused from mining. These people or organizations do not realize the enormous amount of problems they bring not only to the people, but wildlife, landscape and surrounding terrain, and also the pollution of rivers, lakes and culinary water systems. Plus, it causes ailments that harm and affect those that implement these coal mining tactics. It is my hope that something will be done and that our representatives in Washington, will hear our cries and make amends. We need to take affirmative action in protecting lives in areas where mining is being performed.

sherrie e (147)
Monday March 22, 2010, 8:37 am
I hate the mining industry...I live right smack dab in the middle of strip mining "haven" in western is a horrible rape of the land. The mountain top mining is worse but both are huge polluters and destroyers of some prime, pristine forest land. They pollute the air and water and displace wildlife and people who live nearby. And yeah, they are suppose to replant and reclaim the aea when they are done.....they wipe our a whole forest of mature trees and replant fingerling pines only....not even the native trees they desroyed and not to mention the majestic trees that some of which were hundreds of years old. The water in the streams are then sludgy and silt and other aquatics die and the streams stagnate, this starts the ripple effect in the whole wildlife chain. I say stop the mining and put your money in clean energy sources, what about you?

Glenda J (158)
Monday March 22, 2010, 9:18 am
Thanks, Marjolein unfortunately the beat goes on..


Carolyn T (234)
Monday March 22, 2010, 9:34 am
Noted. Oppression exists in many insidious forms. This is an outstanding and important read. Thank you for posting it Marjolein, and to my friend Charles who called my attention to it.

Elaine Dixon (17)
Monday March 22, 2010, 9:58 am
Noted, thanks..

. (0)
Monday March 22, 2010, 10:17 am

NoEmailsPls W (95)
Monday March 22, 2010, 10:43 am
I hope they got lots more signatures for their petition and some good newspaper publicity. Noted. Thanks Marjolein

Cheryl Ulrich (110)
Monday March 22, 2010, 10:51 am
TY Marjolein ! noted ...

Hilda Perrett (65)
Monday March 22, 2010, 11:15 am
thank you for this

Kekuhoumana K (49)
Monday March 22, 2010, 11:18 am
noted and thanks

Cathi Hartline (248)
Monday March 22, 2010, 11:24 am
Thank You Marjolein! You are so awesome! I would much rather the mining industry was changed into using wind, sun, and other natural resources that do not damage our mother earth!
my prayers....

Luisa Fox (144)
Monday March 22, 2010, 12:23 pm
Noted. Thank you. Good story.

Tamila F (3)
Monday March 22, 2010, 1:03 pm
I'm proud to be on the side of the protesters, great job keeping them on their toes! Activists Rock!

Sharon Balloch (127)
Monday March 22, 2010, 2:10 pm
God bless those who are so aware of the problems and have the bravery to stand by what they believe.. But we had better keep our eyes on this one because there could be trouble ahead.

Magdalena M (0)
Monday March 22, 2010, 4:18 pm
Thank you Marjolein. I admire people with courage.

Ness F (211)
Monday March 22, 2010, 4:41 pm
Noted with thanks!

Aletta Kraan (146)
Monday March 22, 2010, 6:55 pm
Noted , he is one brave fellow , thanks !!

. (0)
Monday March 22, 2010, 8:00 pm
Thanks for bringing this to everyone's attention.

Deborah O (98)
Monday March 22, 2010, 8:18 pm
Personally, I think all of the protesters in this matter have shown remarkable restraint. Clearly, the thugs who promote coal mining and mountaintop removal have no idea how frustrated and angry we all are and yet how well we've all behaved--so far. These individuals chose a creative, non-violent way to express themselves and they deserve to be commended for doing so--especially when it would be all too easy to dispose of some of these mining thugs by dropping them down some of their own poorly sealed abandoned mining shafts, or sinking them into the open pools of goo that used to be living ponds and rivers, or finding a cozy place for them in one of Centralia's(coal town burning since 1962) many spacious sinkholes. We're all trying to be good, Coal Thugs, and not give in to our desire to dispense a little justice in the aforementioned ways--so please don't push us.

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 12:14 am
Big business are backed by the government because they have big bucks to spend so where does that leave the rest of us. We need to fight tooth & nail to get anything & protesting to just protect ourselves from these evils. This has gone too far & we need to regain the peoples power back & push the business out of influencing the government. We trusted our government to look after us, think again! They are only concerned with power, control & making big money for themselves. We are the ones paying taxes but left forgotten to fend for ourselves.

Yulan Lawson (156)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 12:32 am
Noted and thanks for sharing, it's inportant.

Nadja Herten (46)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 1:05 am
Thanks for sharing this and good look to them and all caring people, trying to help under bad circumstances!

Julie van Niekerk (230)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 3:30 am
She is doing what is good for the planet, but she gets in the way of letting other people make their money. Greed is all over this planet. A good bank balance is what matters to these greedy bastards

Linda M (1715)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 4:19 am
Sad world we live in.

Darlene Therrien (161)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 4:42 am
noted TY

Yu L (41)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 10:09 am
thanks for the video

Barbara W (342)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 10:20 am
An important issue that demands change.. Thanks for this offering..

SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 10:54 am
ty, Noted. So sad, the BIG INDUSTRY BUCKS...And We, the People...vs. BIG THUGS!

Cheree M (46)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 11:18 am
Noted, TY for sharing.

Angelique van Egmond (38)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 12:22 pm
I wish them luck

Virginie Duris (20)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 2:13 pm

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 6:17 pm
Thanks. Noted

JennyLynn W (246)
Tuesday March 23, 2010, 6:30 pm
After they destroy the entire mountain environment and pollute all the water in the area, they leave it worthless to wildlife and diverse ecosystems. Then they burn the filthy, dirty coal and pollute farther faster. And the American people make them rich over it. Huh? Sheesh. OK, I'll go ahead and ask: why?

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Tuesday March 23, 2010, 11:10 pm
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Ildi P (76)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 1:48 am
Thanks Marjolein. These activists have a social and environmental conscience.

linda b (186)
Wednesday March 24, 2010, 1:53 am
I wish the protesters the very best of luck TY Marjolein

Liliana D (125)
Thursday March 25, 2010, 11:23 am
Noted. I wish the protesters luck. Thanks Marjolein.

Hannah H (98)
Thursday March 25, 2010, 6:56 pm
Noted....thank you Marjolein!

Julija M (2)
Friday March 26, 2010, 4:47 pm
good luck!!

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 27, 2010, 12:15 am
Noted and sign !

Cathryn N (3)
Sunday March 28, 2010, 7:22 am
I commend the courage of the protesters but this cannot continue without government backing. The mining industry has powerful lobbyists and even more powerful friends with huge amounts of money to protect their investments. The problem must be tacked at the highest levels.

Karl Greenblatt (14)
Sunday March 28, 2010, 5:16 pm
Help fight Mountain top removal by coming to the next "Tree Huggers Ball " In OC,CA June 12th and hear Judy Bonds of Coal River Mtn Watch our main speaker- shes awesome! go to for more info.
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