Check out our interactive health mapping feature or read summaries of the key findings of 21 scientific studies that show residents living near mountaintop removal coal mining suffer higher cancer rates, more birth defects, and have shorter life spans than other citizens.
Children in Appalachian coal mining communities are 42% more likely to be born with birth defects and have a life expectancy that is almost 5 years lower than the national average.
They understand why. Please watch this important video and share with your friends and family, then add your name to the list of people asking President Obama to END mountaintop removal coal mining now.
Half-measures are unacceptable when the health of entire communities are on the line. Tell the EPA to issue legally binding standards for conductivity under the Clean Water Act.