From Coal River Mountain Watch – www.crmw.net
This week, over 200 citizens from Appalachia and across the US are gathering in our nation’s capital as part of the 5th Annual End Mountaintop Removal Week in Washington – and hundreds more will show support by making this phone call.
Mountaintop removal coal mining is one of the most egregious environmental, economic, and social justice disasters in America today —more than 500 mountains and 1.5 million acres of land have already been destroyed by this practice. If not ended soon, our own Coal River Mountain may join this grim tally. Residents and supporters from across the US are asking for an end to mountaintop removal and an investment in sustainable economic alternatives for Appalachia, like the Coal River Wind Project.
This issue is urgent and the coal industry is working overtime to block the passage of the Clean Water Protection Act. That’s why we need people like you to take a stand with Appalachian communities.
We have a special call-in tool there that will allow you to make a phone call to your Representative – if you’ve never called your Congressperson before – this is the easiest way to do it!