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Put a permanent Ban on Mountain Top Removal Coal Mining!

Mountaintop removal coal mining blows off the tops of mountains to extract the coal that fuels our nation's power plants. It has already leveled 500 mountains and buried over 1,200 miles of streams -- but it gets worse. It raises the community's risk of birth defects, cancer, and heart disease due to poisoned water supplies.

Right now, dozens of permits are pending for new mines and the Obama Administration could approve them any day. If they get approved, it will mean more people get sick and more mountains get destroyed. I don't know about you, but I don't want any more families to suffer the effects of Big Coal's pollution.

In the era of technological advances in green energy, using coal for power is an absurd, and archaic method to power our country. Even worse is when the extraction process literally levels beautiful mountains, while mining companies dump toxic sludge into the stream valleys that surround the mountain top removal sites.

What's worse, is that a few are getting rich off the irrevocable destruction of the wilderness that belongs to ALL Americans, and litterally poisoning the people who live in the communities where the mining is taking place. And when the mountain is flattened, the streams buried, the wells poisoned, and the coal is all gone, the mining company simply picks up and moves on the next pristine mountain and starts all over.

You can easily read online all the devastating collateral damage from this process, but just listen to the name of the process and ask yourself if you think it sounds like something our government to allow. "MOUNTAIN TOP REMOVAL"

Nothing else needs to be said. Sign the petition to get the Obama Administration to put an end to this once and for all!

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