I can’t say enough about the fact that my home state of Texas is becoming the next battlefield in the country’s dirty energy wars.
The opposition is emboldened.
Whatever are we to do?
After the “shellacking” that the Dems took at the hands of the teabaggers (love that double entendre), it’s obvious that the corporations, the front groups and the right wing climate skeptics taking over Congress are getting all George Patton on us and mounting a full frontal assault on the environment.
Another nail in the coffin for mountaintop removal. We’re part of a mass grassroots movement using legal, political, community and direct action tactics over and over to end this atrocious practice. A few weeks ago, it was Appalachia Rising, next week it’ll be Mountain Justice Fall Summit on K
The activists were detained and ironically issued citations for “Failure to obey order to remove dangerous condition.” Of course, the coal industry never gets citations like that after blasting the tops off of mountains in Appalachia.
by Amanda Starbuck
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today a major new guidance document that provides the coal industry and coal-state regulators with “clarity” regarding the permitting of mountaintop removal coal mining. This comes just days after the EPA blocked the Clean Water Act permit for the Spruce No. 1 Mine in Logan County, the largest mountaintop removal permit in West Virginia history.
by Amanda Starbuck
We’re hearing some reassuring news from the EPA this morning.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it is moving to block the largest mountaintop removal mining permit in West Virginia history, at Spruce Mine, operated by Arch Coal in Logan County.
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