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"In Appalachia, children are 42 percent more likely to have birth defects if they live near a mountaintop removal coal mine. Citizens are 50 percent more likely to suffer from cancer. This new video from Appalachian Voices features children giving the basic lesson that blowing up mountains and dumping the waste in nearby rivers is harming their communities. Share the video and join the campaign to tell President Obama: No more excuses. End Mountaintop Removal. Now."


No More Excuses, End Mountaintop Removal

By AppalachianVoices

11 January 13

In Appalachia, children are 42 percent more likely to have birth defects if they live near a mountaintop removal coal mine. Citizens are 50 percent more likely to suffer from cancer. This new video from Appalachian Voices features children giving the basic lesson that blowing up mountains and dumping the waste in nearby rivers is harming their communities. Share the video and join the campaign to tell President Obama: No more excuses. End Mountaintop Removal. Now. Visit http://ilovemountains.org/no-more-excuses

 

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+5 # brux 2013-01-14 22:42
This destruction of the environment has to end.
 
 
+4 # universlman 2013-01-16 12:13
Visit any mining town after the mine is closed if you want to see a poor and desperate community. Powerful mining interests have no permanent ties to the community where they work, and the owners will bankrupt the mine in a heartbeat and disappear into the woodwork with their hoarded wealth if they are ever forced to answer for the environmental damage of their enterprise.

The behavior of any of the people on the program “Gold Rush” is a good example of this stewardship style.
 
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