Saturday, October 20, 2007

Mountaintop Removal Mining is Destructive and Wrong - Help Stop it!

What is more important than the safety of our drinking water and the quality of our natural environment?

Certainly NOT the profits of coal companies.

Mountaintop removal mining is the nation's most destructive form of coal mining, and it has to stop.
We are just 2000 signatures away from our goal!

Mountaintop removal is exactly what it sounds like: Mining companies clearcut native forests and blow off mountaintops with explosives to uncover thin seams of coal, then dump millions of tons of the waste rock into the valleys below, permanently burying streams.

This devastating practice poisons drinking water, lays waste to wildlife habitat, increases risk of flooding, and wipes out entire communities.

Little by little, mountaintop removal mining is destroying the mountains, streams, communities and the heritage of Appalachia.

You can help: Please urge your member of Congress to protect Appalachia's streams by co-sponsoring the Clean Water Protection Act (H.R. 2169)!

Thank you for caring and taking action,

Emily L
Care2 and ThePetitionSite team

We are just 2000 signatures away from our goal - please help!
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