Inspiring America to End Mountaintop Removal

Written by Scott Parkin

Topics: Coal

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This year has seen an escalation in campaigns to stop mountaintop removal. It’s also seen an escalation in the backlash from Big Coal and it’s allies in the political world. Now is the time to not only resist mountaintop removal and Big Coal, but also inspire and organize your friends, families and neighborhoods to take action.

We can start with a petition to Lisa Jackson asking her to go to Appalachia and see the destruction for herself. Details are below.

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Mountaintop removal depends on financing from America’s leading banks and approval from government regulators.

So far the Obama administration has not backed down from supporting mountaintop removal and without a significant change in the government’s mountaintop removal policy, mining companies will continue to destroy mountain ranges and bury Appalachia’s drinking water in toxic waste.

Today you can help by asking the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson, to visit Appalachia and see the destruction caused by mountaintop removal for herself.

When you see with your owns eyes the way this horrific practice is ravaging the people, water and land of Appalachia it is impossible not to feel compelled to stop it.

5 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. Paula Hendrick says:

    To Lisa Jackson of the EPA, please visit a mountaintop removal site right away. Thank you.

  2. David Weber says:

    Dear Lisa Jackson, Please see with your own eyes. Mountaintop removal is the mining equivalent of using dynamite to kill fish. It’s a form of environmental abuse unworthy of an advanced society.

  3. Viktoriya says:

    Dear Lisa Jackson, Please see with your own eyes. Mountaintop removal is the mining equivalent of using dynamite to kill fish. It’s a form of environmental abuse unworthy of an advanced society.please visit a mountaintop removal site right away. Thank you.

  4. Nancy Hill says:

    Dear Lisa Jackson:

    Please visit mountaintop removal sites in Appalachia so you see the devastation and make an informed decision. Thank you.

  5. Marianne Flory says:

    DEAR LISA JACKSON,
    Please visit the mountain top removal sites in Appalachia and see for yourself the effects of this monumental environmental abuse.

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