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Even Kids Get It: End Mountaintop Removal Now

Melissa Waage

Posted January 3, 2013 in Curbing Pollution, Health and the Environment, Saving Wildlife and Wild Places

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Today our friends at Appalachian Voices present kids in Appalachia explaining why mountaintop removal mining is a disaster for people and the environment. (Blowing up mountains and dumping mine waste into streams is not a good idea: so simple a child can understand it.) They're asking the Obama administration to end mountaintop removal mining right away and support economic transition for Appalachian communities, here.

Departing Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson once said of mountaintop removal, "The people of Appalachia shouldn’t have to choose between a clean, healthy environment in which to raise their families and the jobs they need to support them." In his second term, the president has a chance to show that this is true by getting serious about ending mountaintop removal.

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Alan MurfeeJan 10 2013 04:04 AM

Mountain removal should be stopped; otherwise that time is not so far that we will face much environmental disastrous issue.

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