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Our mountains. In the Sierras, climbers climb them. In the Rockies, skiers ski them. In Appalachia, coal companies level them.
Coal isn't clean, and it's definitely not cheap. Across the Appalachians, companies are blowing entire mountaintops to smithereens to get at the thin coal seams below. The communities of the region are paying the cost in their health, their culture and their natural heritage.
Mining companies are clear cutting thousands of acres of some of the world's most biologically diverse forests. They're filling local rivers and streams with blasted debris, polluting drinking water with toxic waste and sacrificing the safety and sanctity of countless communities.
Mountaintop removal mining is not just devastating the region's environment and quality of life. It is also steadily crushing the heart of Appalachia.
Big coal companies should not be allowed to turn our nation's oldest (300 million years) mountains into molehills. Laws must change, environmental regulations must be enforced, corporations must reform their practices, and legal action must be taken to stop the most ecologically and culturally destructive form of strip mining on earth.
You can help today by urging Congress to reverse a Bush administration rule that allows mining companies to legally dump waste into mountain streams. Please go to the Natural Resources Defense Council website [link] and send letters today to the Obama Administration officials and urge them to pressure Congress close a loophole in the Clean Water Act that permits this deadly practice to continue.
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nothing not even solar power is 100% safe and i know some of the folks that used to be in the coal industry up untill recently. so i know the facts, and folks up in ohio get jobs from coal or did...
and the scrubers are now easy to mass produce, and cheep you made this poster how long ago? you will be pleased to know times have changed, and with that the effectiveness of coal baced power.
it is true that coationaly the scrubers miss a spec of sulfer or 2 but the gov regulations are the only thing that is expencive about coal, it is the safeist to produce, for wokers if nothing elce (not counting the mining prosess wich mineing is dangerous regardless of how its done or what your looking for) but the mining prosess has changed, the sludge problems gone, the loss of farmland is no longer of concern, the only hazard is the risk of collapse, and that is miner (LOL).
It is true that regardless of what is done coal will never be trully inviromentaly safe but nither is us breathing, and we do it anyway. why not give coal a chance?
Or did it never stop?
Sadus - Black (copyright 1990 Sadus, reprinted for educational purposes only)
Unknown substance, a putrid cloud - Choking all within
Results of progress, a noxious waste - Floating in the air
Living free? Chemically - So now our world is fading into slowly burning out
Prime wealth? Toxic health - Advancing towards extinction is the way it's turning out
Foul air? Do you care? Is cleanness where you live going against your common believe
Too much slime, insufficient time? In a suffocated future will you find the time to breathe
Jammed in one place
Blind in haste
Progress can't wait
A life in waste
Tending towards - Technology
Reverse of: life's biology
Burning, melting flesh
Leaking slime of dissolving waste
Overflowing blackness of death
Creation is being torn down by abuse
Infringement of the substance and our use
Elements decomposing, dilution is too slow
Every contribution, to the evolution
Its bad gets worse; deathly course.
Swallowed in black
Faced with reality?
Search your memory
Nothing dead ever comes back... the black