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Over the past 20 years, mountaintop removal mining has left thousands of communities in extreme poverty, destroyed 14 million acres of forest and 2,000 miles of headwater streams, and increased levels of birth defects, respiratory disease, and cancer. Mountaintop removal puts nearby communities at risk from: mudslides, flooding, loss of crops, polluted water wells, cracked…

Read more Action Alert: Urge the EPA to Ban Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Mountaintop removal coal mining destroys the natural environment and ecosystem, contaminates drinking water, threatens longstanding ¬†Appalachian culture, and has contributed to higher unemployment in affected communities. We are grateful for the EPA’s careful scrutiny of and objections to 19 mountaintop removal mining permits in Kentucky this past September, and we hope that the agency continues…

Read more Action Alert: Thank the EPA for objecting to 19 mountaintop removal permits

Please join us in thanking the Environmental Protection Agency for their veto of permits for mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia. After years of litigation and debate, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized a veto of water permits for a new mountaintop removal coal mine in West Virginia.¬† The decision is seen by…

Read more MCC Action Alert: Celebrate Veto of Mountaintop Removal Permits

Last Thursday, the Obama administration enacted new, stricter environmental guidelines regarding a coal mining practice known as “mountaintop removal”: The announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency ended months of bureaucratic limbo on the issue. It was hailed by environmentalists but condemned by coal industry officials, who said it would render a technique that generates about…

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By Tammy Alexander In June the House passed a bill that would have allowed border patrol to waive environmental and public health laws in federal lands within 100 miles of the U.S.-Canada and U.S.-Mexico borders.¬† Plans to build three areas of border fencing in Texas flood plains were approved by the U.S. International Boundary and…

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