Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Millions of tons of debris from mountaintop removal (a radical form of coal mining in which entire mountaintops are literally blown up) are being dumped into nearby streams.
Help protect irreplaceable mountaintops and keep mining waste out of our waterways! >>
The Clean Water Protection Act, a bill that will soon be introduced in Congress, reestablishes the original intent of the Clean Water Act. This Act will:
- Protect our rivers and streams, not bury them in mountaintop debris.
- Protect clean drinking water for many of our nation's cities.
- Protect the quality of life for Appalachian coalfield residents who face frequent catastrophic flooding, pollution and loss of drinking water because of mountaintop removal.
Across the Appalachian coalfields, more than 1,200 miles of streams are now buried and destroyed by mountaintop removal. In West Virginia, more than 400,000 acres have been leveled. And mountaintop removal mining has destroyed roughly one million acres of Appalachia's mountains!
But with your help, we can protect countless other mountains and streams from the same fate. Please sign the petition today.
Thank you for all you do!