Monday, February 18, 2008

Kentucky legislators try to curb mountaintop removal mining

A group of Kentucky legislators have written legislation to end the economically and environmentally destructive practice of mountaintop removal mining. More than 1200 miles of mountain streams have have been impacted from mountaintop removal mining that coal mining companies are pursuing. With the destruction of these streams, people's homes are put at risk, and the water quality is severely impaired by runoff from the mine waste deposited when the mountains are blown away. Mountaintop removal mining is just another of the ways that the coal to be used in Santee Cooper's proposed plant dirties our beautiful South and hurts working families in our fellow southern states. Let's hope those Kentucky folks can get the support they need for this legislation.

Check out the article here.

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