Cross-posted from Appalachian Voices
It is critical that the Appalachian people receive permanent protection in the form of a federal law that bans mountaintop removal because whatever the Obama Administration may choose to do, it could always be overturned by the next President.
Congressional election season may be over, but that doesn’t mean the work for the Appalachian Voices team in D.C. stops for a minute. As Congress reconvened for the lame duck session in November, we teamed up with citizens who are directly impacted by mountaintop removal to continue delivering our message to Congress – “They’re blowing up our mountains and there oughta be a law to stop them.”
Residents from Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia met with the offices of more than two dozen key political leaders to discuss the urgent need to address toxic waste from mountaintop removal. Mountain residents spoke with the offices of Senate Majority leader Harry Reid, Majority Whip Dick Durbin, Environment and Public Works Committee Chair Barbara Boxer and many other critical committee members and target Senators.
The fight continues into the 112th Congress, and we’re going to need all of your assistance encouraging officials in Washington to protect Appalachia.
Thank you for being a part of our shared effort to end mountaintop removal.
Appalachian Voices’ D.C. Team
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D.C. Team Thanks Citizens For Their Help in Congress