Fw: Join me in stopping mountaintop removal
- This is a cause near and dear to my heart, please take a moment to add your voice to the effort to stop this destructive process. As a child of Appalachian, I can tell you there is no such thing as "clean coal".Namaste,
> --- On Fri, 5/1/09, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. - NRDC BioGemshref="http://www.nrdconline.org/campaign/biogems_cumberland_0309/wgwxi67427x7mdxb">http://www.nrdconline.org/campaign/biogems_cumberland_0309/wgwxi67427x7mdxb?
> > From: Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. - NRDC BioGems <biogemsdefenders@...>
> > Subject: Join me in stopping mountaintop removal
> > To: "Stephanie Canada" <hill_woman@...>
> > Date: Friday, May 1, 2009, 10:33 AM
> > Dear Stephanie,
> > Mountaintop removal mining is the worst ongoing
> > environmental tragedy our country has ever endured.
> > Today, I am asking you to join me in stopping it by
> > your voice heard in Congress. Go to
> > For too long we have allowed coal companies to get
> > with using dynamite to literally blow the peaks right
> off of
> > mountains to get at the coal underneath.
> > The scars of this destructive practice can be seen up
> > down Appalachia, where hundreds of mountains have
> already been
> > flattened, communities harmed, and a once beautiful
> > landscape eviscerated.
> > Coal may be part of our foreseeable energy future,
> > that doesn't mean we should let mining companies
> > biologically diverse forests and fill our rivers and
> > streams with debris.
> > We need Congress to act now and end the destruction
> > Appalachian homes and heritage. The bipartisan
> > Restoration Act will halt mountaintop removal mining
> > and for all.
> > Tell your senators that you want to end mountaintop
> > removal mining now by going to http://www.nrdconline.org/campaign/biogems_cumberland_0309/wgwxi67427x7mdxb?
> > Let's prevent more mountains and more communities
> > becoming the next victims of coal.
> > Sincerely,
> > Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
> > Senior Attorney
> > Natural Resources Defense Council
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