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The Fight Against MTR, Round-Up

Posted in Save Appalachia with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2008 by ezlnwv

Weeks after the election of Barack Obama,  many community activists fighting mountain top removal are becoming weary that hope may not be on way.

And for good reasons.

Obama recently nominated Lisa Jackson to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Continue reading

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43,000 Comments Ignored by Bush EPA

Posted in Save Appalachia with tags , , , on December 2, 2008 by ezlnwv

The Coal Industry pretty much does what it wants in the poorest regions of Appalachia. Here, giant toxic sludge lakes loom over tiny communities. Here, mountain top removal has destroyed ancestral homelands and cemeteries. Here are the highest cancer rates in the United States.

Hobet 21, spanning across two WV counties, is larger than Manhattan Island

Nothing much gets in the way when the Coal Industry commits these crimes. Certainly not state or federal environmental agencies. However, over the past decade there has been one pesky thorn in the industry’s side: citizen lawsuits. But worry no more.

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