Archive for United Mountain Defense

The Fight Against MTR, Round-up #4

Posted in Save Appalachia with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2009 by ezlnwv

Just last week, the bill H.R. 1310, which will effectively ban mountaintop removal/valley fill mining, was introduced to the House by Rep. Frank Pallone [NJ], Rep. John Yarmuth [KY] and Rep. Reichert [WA-R], with 116 co-sponsors.  

Jeff Biggers of the Huffington Post wrote a great piece about the new legislation: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-biggers/black-waters-no-more-clea_b_171793.html

At the end of this post  is a list of the co-sponsors. If your delegate is not on the list, PLEASE contact him or her using the Congressional switchboard: toll free, 800.828.0498.

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Another TVA Dam Fails

Posted in Save Appalachia with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 9, 2009 by ezlnwv

[Update: TVA is responsible for yet a third release of toxic sludge from an ash pond since December 23–see comments for more information]

A second TVA dam holding back coal-ash sludge has failed, this time in Northern Alabama. 

From Alabama Dam Failure

From Alabama Dam Failure

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