Help stop mining expansion on Coal River Mountain!
The West Virginia Dept. of Environmental Protection is accepting comments on the renewal of the Beetree Surface Mine Permit on Coal River Mountain until August 9th, 2011.
Coal River Mountain is the last remaining mountain untouched by mountaintop removal in the Coal River Valley of southern West Virginia- but Massey Energy wants to turn it into a 5,000-acre mountaintop removal wasteland. Local residents have a different vision for Coal River Mountain – a wind farm that could provide 70,000 households with clean energy, sustainable jobs and a symbol of hope for new industry in the Appalachian coalfields.
The Beetree permit encompasses approximately 1,000 acres of 5,000 proposed, active, and permitted mining on the mountain. Will we continue down the path of destroying our nation’s oldest mountains for a few years worth of coal, or seize the opportunity to produce clean wind power and generate green jobs and a new energy economy?
Use the form below to send your message now. Submission of hand written comments to the following address is also strongly encouraged: Region 3 WV DEP, 254 Industrial Drive, Oak Hill, WV 25901