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Mountaintop Removal Road Show, Coal Mining and Climate Justice

This message was sent to Students, Faculty, and Staff on February 15, 2010 by Sarah Gardner, Ctr-Environmental Studies.

Message:
Mountaintop Removal Road Show, Coal Mining and Climate Justice "Coal Mining in Appalachia," Dave Cooper, Sierra Club & Mountain Justice and Laura Steepleton, environmental activist with Climate Ground Zero. Beyond Coal Campaign: http://www.sierraclub.org/coal/ Tues. 2/16, 7:30 p.m., The Log, Spring Street. MORE: http://www.williams.edu/messages/show.php?id=12584 from Sarah Gardner, Ctr-Environmental Studies
Message details:
In Virginia, West Virginia and eastern Kentucky, coal companies blast as much as 600 feet off the top of the mountains, then dump the rock and debris into mountain streams. Over 300,000 acres of the most beautiful and productive hardwood forests in America have been turned into barren grasslands. Mountaintop removal mining increases flooding, contaminates drinking water supplies, cracks foundations of nearby homes, and showers towns with dust and noise from blasting. The Mountaintop Removal Road Show features a beautiful and thought-provoking multimedia show with traditional Appalachian music and culture. Lexington, Kentucky environmental activist Dave Cooper will explain what it is like to live near a mountaintop removal mine, and answer questions.

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