Help Stop Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Please join us in supporting ILoveMountains.org in their ongoing campaign to bring a halt to Mountaintop Removal (MTR) Coal Mining. There is a bill in front of the House of Representatives that would do a great deal to help stop this incredibly destructive operation.

As you probably know, MTR is one of the most ecologically destructive practices on the planet (and that’s saying a lot). It completely destroys huge sections of the Appalachian forests and mountains which are the second-most biological diverse region on the surface of planet Earth (second only to the tropical rain forests).

This week, more than 200 citizens from Appalachia and across the U.S. are gathering in our nation’s capital as part of our 5th Annual End Mountaintop Removal Week in Washington.

They will be meeting with members of Congress to urge them to co-sponsor H.R. 1310, the Clean Water Protection Act, which would help to end mountaintop removal coal extraction. This issue is extremely urgent and the coal industry is working overtime to block the passage of this bill.

Your Representative may not be signed on to the Clean Water Protection Act. But hearing from their constituents is incredibly powerful — you can help end mountaintop removal with a simple phone call.

Please take a moment to contact your Representative’s office and ask them to sign on to save streams. You can dial (202) 224-3121, or use Ilovemountains.org’s free online calling tool. Here is a script to help you:

Hello, my name is ______________ and I live in ________________. I’m calling to request that the Representative becomes a co-sponsor of the Clean Water Protection Act – H.R. 1310.  This bill would help stop mountaintop removal coal mining — a dangerous form of coal mining that happens in Appalachia. More than 2,000 miles of streams have been destroyed by mountaintop removal – and it poses a serious health risk to local citizens. The destruction of clean water and endangerment of American citizens is an urgent national issue, and I would appreciate your support of the Clean Water Protection Act.



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