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Urge New EPA Head to End Mountaintop Removal Mining

From I Love Mountains (http://www.ilovemountains.org): Last week, Gina McCarthy became the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. After more than five months of obstruction and delay by Congress, McCarthy is finally in a position to halt the damaging environmental … Continue reading

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Act to End Mountaintop Removal Mining

From I Love Mountains (http://www.ilovemountains.org): Children in Appalachian coal mining communities are 42 percent more likely to be born with birth defects and have a life expectancy that is almost five years lower than the national average. They understand why. Will … Continue reading

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Appalachian Voters Want to End Mountaintop Removal Mining—Let Your Representative Know

From I Love Mountains (http://www.ilovemountains.org):   Great news! This week we received the results of a public opinion poll that confirms that voters in Appalachia overwhelmingly want to end mountaintop removal and strengthen protections provided by the Clean Water Act … Continue reading

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Mountaintop Removal Mining Documentary and Education Resource

From the National Council of Churches’ Eco-Justice Program (http://nccecojustice.org):    “The land is mine; with me you are but aliens and tenants.” Lev 25:23   God’s Creation is a gift and one that we are called to protect and to … Continue reading

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The High Cost of Cheap Coal

From PennFuture (http://www.pennfuture.org):   The 29 miners who lost their lives in the West Virginia mine explosion last week are important reminders of the high price we really pay for coal. On average, at least thirty people die each year … Continue reading

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Take Action to End Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

The End Mountaintop Removal Action and Resource Center (http://www.ilovemountains.org) has informed us that the Obama administration recently announced an agreement between the EPA, Department of Interior, and the Army Corps of Engineers that will end the streamlined permitting process for … Continue reading

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