Environmental Protection Agency

EPA’s New Guidelines Promising Strict Enforcement of Mountaintop Removal…. Not So Strict

EPA Approves Pine Creek Permit Allowing for More Destruction
I’m pissed off and ready for a fight.  King Coal drives all over Appalachia’s land and people like Keith Richards on a five day bender, and the EPA gives them the keys to the liquor cabinet.

How long before the compromisers at the EPA and in the Obama administration figure out that there is no kinder gentler version of mountaintop removal coal mining.

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Two days locked-down to the EPA campaigning to end mountaintop removal

Sitters in tri-pods up over 30 hours

Reposted from the Understory

By Amanda Starbuck

RAN activists have spent two days locked-down to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), demanding justice for the people of Appalachia by enforcing the Clean Water Act and ending mountaintop removal mining (MTR).

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End Mountaintop Removal Day of Action, October 30, 2009

Tell the EPA to End Mountaintop Removal
Join Mountain Justice, Energy Justice Network and Rainforest Action Network as We Mobilize to End Mountaintop Removal

SIGN UP:http://ran.org/endmtrdoa

WHAT: Actions at the EPA and across the country calling for an end to mountaintop removal
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 30
WHERE: Your Town, USA
CONTACT: dirtymoney@ran.org or fossilfuels@enerjustice.net; or Mountain Justice at http://mountainjusticesummer.org/contact.php; or call 1-800-989-RAIN
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My Hot Date with Lisa Jackson

EPA Admin Visits San Francisco, We Question Her about Coal
Tonight, EPA Admin Lisa Jackson spoke at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco.  I put on my best duds and bought some tickets so that me and my friends could go, hear her talk about our "Green Future" and ask her some pointed questions about mountaintop removal.  The room was packed with EPA employees, PG&E employees (they were a co-sponsor of the event) and folks from ENGOs.  
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We Need 86 Mountains Because……

EPA Decision Pending Soon on 86 New Permits
Lots of reasons.  Lots upon lots of reasons. But mostly because they are there.

And tomorrow Obama’s EPA will be releasing a list to be placed into a final review so that some amount of these permits can go forward, be rubber stamped by the Army Corp. of Engineers and go onto destroy mountains and devastate communities.

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Coal’s Funeral Procession

EPA Ruling Another Step in Long Slow March
Today's announced decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to put a hold review on all new mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining permits is a welcome change shift to the coal industry's "rape and pillage" approach to Appalachia.  Since the 1970's, almost 500 Appalachian Mountains have been destroyed, hundreds of miles of streams and rivers buried and numerous communities harmed by mountaintop removal.
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