Stop Bush from Bombing Appalachia

Written by Scott Parkin

Topics: Coal

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Yesterday, we sent out a message for concerned individuals to post comments to the Office of Surface Mining (OSM) and their legislators about the Bush administration attempting to relax rules regulating mountaintop removal.

Here’s the link. Below is the message. Please act now.

Dear Friends,

George Bush has declared war on Appalachia’s environment and people. Ravenous coal companies are literally exploding the tops off of mountains, destroying ecosystems and nearby communities, to extract reserves of coal.

Bush’s Office of Surface Mining (OSM) now wants to RELAX environmental regulations on mountaintop coal mining (when they should be strengthening them and abolishing mountaintop removal). This is the third time since 2002 that Bush and his OSM have attempted to relax these regulations. Each time, they have been thwarted by people like us concerned about the mountains, forests and people of Appalachia.

Our friends in the coalfields are asking for our help. Please follow this link and send comments to the OSM and your federal legislators by Sept. 24th.

Please speak out today to save America’s mountains and nearby communities!

For the mountains,

Scott Parkin
RAN Global Finance Campaigner

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