Sept 27th: Take Action to Save U.S. Mountains
1 Change Your Facebook Status
Thousands are marching to the White House today to save the Appalachian Mountains from being blown to bits by mountaintop removal (MTR) mining. What can we do? Tell the White House to ABOLISH MOUNTAINTOP REMOVAL at http://www.facebook.com/WhiteHouse
2 Change Your Profile Pics
Right click on this photo, save to your desktop, and upload as your profile pic to your social networks.
3 Tweet the White House
@WhiteHouse The Appalachian Mountains are running out of time. ABOLISH MOUNTAINTOP REMOVAL NOW. #apprising #mtr #coal [Please RT!]
Mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining blows up the tops of mountains to make it cheaper for mining companies to access coal below the Earth's surface.
MTR machines have replaced a majority of the miners required to extract coal, further impoverishing some of the poorest areas of the country.
In Appalachia, over 500 mountains and 2000 miles of rivers and streams have been destroyed by MTR. Want to know what's even more shocking- it's still legal!
Today thousands of Appalachian residents, allied organizations and citizens from across the country are marching in Washington to demand that the Obama administration abolish mountaintop removal coal mining.