It's an environmental crime! Mountaintop removal mining is a terrible environmental tragedy for our country. Hundreds of bare, flattened mountaintops in Appalachia are a hideous reminder of what was once gloriously beautiful, and nearby streams, filled with dumped debris, are clogged and toxic. Biologically diverse forests have been clear-cut and the wildlife dependent on them has been wiped out.
Forever, we must stop this ruinous strip mining practice of the coal companies and invest in clean, renewable energy sources. Passage of S. 696, the bipartisan Appalachian Restoration Act, will end the destruction caused by mountaintop removal mining. Thanx. Goodbye.