|Be Part of the Progress to Protect
Appalachia: Urge the EPA to End
Mountaintop Removal Mining!
Huge news! Patriot Coal, one of Appalachia’s largest coal companies, has committed to end its mountaintop removal coal mining operations in Appalachia!
Not only will Patriot end its mountaintop removal mining, but it acknowledged the impact that this destructive form of mining has on local communities. This is a historic moment for Appalachia and takes us one step closer to ending this devastating practice for good!
On the heels of this victory, we have a unique opportunity to keep the momentum going. The most important thing we can do is urge the Obama administration to make ending mountaintop removal mining a priority in the president’s next term.
Be part of the progress to protect Appalachian communities. Send a message to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, and urge her to prioritize ending mountaintop removal coal mining over the next four years!
For decades, coal companies have devastated Appalachian communities — blowing up more than 500 mountains, burying more than 2,000 miles of streams under toxic mining waste, and increasing the risk of health problems like heart disease, cancer, and birth defects for area residents.
Patriot is the first company to commit to stop mountaintop removal mining, but with the help of people like you, it won’t be the last.
Right now, other coal companies are moving forward with plans to blow off the tops of mountains and bury streams in dozens of locations across Appalachia. Together, we can stop them before it’s too late.
Thanks for all you do to protect the environment!
Mary Anne Hitt
Director, Beyond Coal Campaign
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