New poll finds 2 in 3 voters opposed to mountaintop removal

A new national poll released today (pdf) finds that 85% of voters in the US are concerned about the destructive practice of mountaintop removal minging for coal.

“Throughout
the entire term of the Bush administration, federal agencies charged
with enforcing the law have instead done all they could to roll back
regulations and ignore environmental protections to allow mountaintop
removal mining to continue.  But people across the country recognize
what this administration has not: that mountaintop removal mining is
simply wrong,” said Joan Mulhern, senior legislative counsel at
Earthjustice. “Voters aren’t fooled by attempts to allow this
destruction to continue.”