Reposted from It’s Getting Hot In Here
By Matt Wilkerson
If you live in the Southeast and want to do something for the struggle against mountaintop removal coal mining come on over to Atlanta March 1st to tell the EPA to ban MTR.
End Mountain Top Removal!
* Rally for the Mountains in Atlanta *
1:00 pm Monday, March 1st
EPA Region 4 Headquarters
Meet outside the Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center
61 Forsyth Street, SW Atlanta, GA 30303
To date, the practice of mountain top removal coal mining has leveled more than 800 square miles of mountains across Appalachia, destroyed over 2,000 miles of freshwater streams, and poisoned and displaced countless communities that call the mountains home. Each working day, 3,000,000 pounds of explosives are used against the mountains of West Virginia alone.
It is time to end this tragedy. On March 1st, join Asheville Rising Tide, Rainforest Action Network and other allies as we demand that the EPA do their job to protect the land, water, and livelihoods of Appalachian coalfields residents. EPA’s Region 4 office in Atlanta has the power to stop granting new mountain top removal mining permits, and the EPA nationally has the power to ban this devastating practice forever. They need to hear from us!
Help shine a spotlight on the central role that our regional decision-makers play in perpetuating the practice of mountain top removal. Come out on March 1st and show your support for the mountains and communities of Appalachia!
For more information, check out www.ran.org, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 828-280-3462.