Here’s some good news for the folks who depend on the watersheds of Appalachia. The EPA has put a hold on hundreds of mountaintop mining permits. Coal mining in this manner literally blows off the tops of mountains and then dumps all the debris and mining waste into hundreds of miles of streams and waterways. Considering how precious a resources and scarce water is becoming in the US and around the world we simply cannot afford to do mining in this manner anymore. We can make energy in greener ways, we have the technology. Let’s give these miners an alternative to poisoning their own environment and bodies. Let’s create green technology jobs that can support them and keep the planet clean. We can do it!
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