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Tell President Obama To End Mountaintop Removal Now

Action: Stop Pollution

February 6, 2013   Action Alert ID# 50

 

More than four years ago, then-Senator Barack Obama toured the country asking the public for its vote to send him to the nationís highest office. On the campaign trail, he said we have to find ways to avoid "simply blowing the tops off mountains."

As president, one of his administrationís most important actions has been to develop a strong body of science that documents the extreme harm mountaintop removal mining causes to waters in Appalachia. Mining waste makes mountain streams unsafe for aquatic life and threatens the health of entire Appalachian ecosystems. On top of that, recent research has shown that people living near mountaintop removal sites have disproportionately higher rates of cancer and birth defects.

We are close to an end to this ruinous mining practice, but we need your help now to push our president to do the right thing.

In spite of this science, mountaintop removal mining still continues to devastate communities, destroy mountains, and harm public health across the region. Communities and families urgently need real protection.

Now the time has come for the Obama administration to follow the science with a strong, binding rulemaking that will finally protect Appalachian families and hold coal companies to the 40-year-old Clean Water Act.

Please tell President Obama that you will measure the legacy of his presidency by what he does to end mountaintop removal mining.

February 6, 2013   Action Alert ID# 50

 

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