THURSDAY, JUNE 02, 2011
THE BLOG OF THE RAINFOREST ACTION NETWORK

"Mountaintop Removal?" I Prefer to Call it Flat Land Enhancement

"Mountaintop Removal? I prefer to call it Flat Land Enhancement" Stephen ColbertNo, this isn't another attempt by the coal industry to re-brand their egregious mining practices. It was Stephen Colbert's response to Robert Kennedy Jr's call for an end to the coal industry's systematic destruction of Appalachia. Bobby Kennedy was on the Colbert Report last night to talk about his new documentary - the Last Mountain, which features West Virginia activists (and RAN friends) Maria Gunnoe and Bo Webb and the tireless work that they - and thousands of others - have been doing to end mountaintop removal and transition their economy to clean, renewable energy, Check out that interview here (starts at minute 15) and go see the Last Mountain, it opens in theaters across the U.S. this weekend.

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