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May 13, 2013

Appalachians Stand Up Against Mountaintop Removal

Appalachians against mountaintop removal coal mining from Kristen E on Vimeo.

 

On May 8, concerned residents of the Appalachian region came to Washington, D.C. to demand an end to the industry practice polluting their water and devastating their communities – mountaintop removal mining. They took their call – and samples of the water from their hometowns – to the Environmental Protection Agency’s doorstep in the hope that new rules and safeguards could curb the destruction and danger mountaintop removal poses to their environment and their families. 

--Sierra Club Media Team Intern Kristen Elmore

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