(quoted from ilovemountains.org)
Today, September 11th, 2009, the EPA announced recommendations on 79 mountaintop removal valley fill permits that have been under review.
The EPA recommended that none of these permits be passed through for approval as they are written. The decision is not final, but is part of a coordination procedure outlined between the EPA, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Department of Interior. To understand the timeline and next steps, read our Background Info.
...and, a stunning, but depressing video from Kentuckians for the Commonwealth, which features local perspectives on the destruction caused by mountain top removal. Watch it:
Mountaintop Removal Slideshow from Kentuckians For The Commonwealth on Vimeo.
now, contact your congressional representative and urge them to support/co-sponsor:
- Clean Water Protection Act (H.R. 1310) in the House
- Appalachia Restoration Act (S. 696) in the Senate
See which politicians line up for coal money at:
Follow the Coal Money
You can find your representatives' contact info here:
Contact Your Representative