5 Apr 11

Cross-posted from RAN’s Understory

by Nell Greenberg

Mountaintop removal is an American tragedy. Plain and simple.

The practice destroys hundreds of Appalachian mountains, contaminates drinking water and sacrifices America’s communities for small seams of coal.

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23 Mar 11

Well, they dug for their coal till the land was forsaken,
Then they wrote it all down as the progress of man.

–John Prine “Paradise”

Paging Tim DeChristopher.

Today the Dept. of Interior announced that they’d be making coal-rich tracts of lands available to the mining industry in Wyoming’s Powder River Basin. Leasing bids worth somewhere between $13.4 billion and $21.3 billion and producing 758 million tons of coal.

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23 Feb 11
So Big Coal never seems to get the message.

When we say “Coal is Over” we really mean it. That means no mountaintop removal coal mining, no coal plants and no coal exports.

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14 Feb 11

Mountaintop removal is an act of aggression. Civil disobedience is an act of love.”

-Terry Tempest Williams

A mountaintop insurrection in Kentucky is underway. And it definitely must be on Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear’s mind this week.

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