Stealthy No More

 Photo by Robert Gates (omni@ntelos.net), thanks to OVEC.org

Photo by Robert Gates (omni@ntelos.net), thanks to OVEC.org

The coal industry got their “going away” gift today as the Bush Administration gave final approval to the last minute regulation change that will allow mountaintop debris to be deposited in streams and valleys. Obama and Congress are the last hope for saving our environment by reversing these regulations. PLEASE write or call your Congressmen!

Again I refer you to the following websites for more information on what mountaintop removal mining really is and the impact it has on the environment:

Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition

West Virginia Highlands Voice

EarthJustice

Stop Mountaintop Removal

I love Mountains

One more photo of valley fill, from OVEC.org:

Joe Barnett of Artie, W.Va. lives below this White Oak Creek valley fill. During the July 2001 floods, the sediment pond below the valley fill filled with mud, and raging runoff waters dug a channel into the pond’s dam. During heavy rains in 1997, a boy and a woman on their way to church drowned in a similar flash flood from this valley fill. Photo by Robert Gates (omni@ntelos.net)

Joe Barnett of Artie, W.Va. lives below this White Oak Creek valley fill. During the July 2001 floods, the sediment pond below the valley fill filled with mud, and raging runoff waters dug a channel into the pond’s dam. During heavy rains in 1997, a boy and a woman on their way to church drowned in a similar flash flood from this valley fill. Photo by Robert Gates (omni@ntelos.net)

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One response to “Stealthy No More

  1. Pingback: Mountaintop Mining Revisited « Peace is for Everyone

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