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No More Excuses Mr. President, End Mountaintop Removal

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

This week, the American people gave Barack Obama four more years to demonstrate his leadership of our nation. We congratulate the President on his victory, but also must hold him accountable to his promise to lead based on science and fact.

With that in mind, we’re reminding President Obama that there are no excuses to legitimize the destruction of the Appalachian Mountains and there never have been.

Take Action Now and tell the President, No More Excuses, End Mountaintop Removal!

After he was elected in 2008, President Obama said:

“Science holds the key to our survival as a planet and our security and prosperity as a nation… It’s about listening to what our scientists have to say, even when it’s inconvenient especially when it’s inconvenient.”

But four years later, after more than 20 new scientific studies have been published linking mountaintop removal mining to health problems including significantly higher rates of cancer, heart disease and birth defects in Appalachia, the administration continues to approve permits for mountaintop removal mines.

To date, more than 100,000 people, including you, have pledged to end mountaintop removal coal mining. Now it’s time to make our voices even louder.

Join us today in sending a strong message to President Obama: No More Excuses, End Mountaintop Removal!

Over the next few months, as the president begins his second term and a new Congress comes to session, we will be ramping up our efforts to put a definitive end to mountaintop removal coal mining. But we can’t do it without you.

We know it won’t happen overnight, and that’s why we need you to recommit your efforts, recruit your friends and get involved like you never have before.

Stand up for the mountains and communities of Appalachia today.

10 Responses to “No More Excuses Mr. President, End Mountaintop Removal”

  1. Beth Henry Says:

    There’s no excuse for genocide.

  2. John Poggi Says:

    Thanks for all you do!

  3. jimmy joe Says:

    i luv muntains

  4. Jim Limbach Says:

    This style of coal mining is deadly. Children are the first to get sick and die.

  5. Anna Louise E. Fontaine Says:

    After more than 20 new scientific studies have been published linking mountaintop removal mining to health problems including significantly higher rates of cancer, heart disease and birth defects in Appalachia, the administration continues to approve permits for mountaintop removal mines. You have to do something to stop this situation and promote clean energies .
    Thanks.

  6. Alexandra Barlowe Says:

    Just think about the name. Mountaintop removal? Why is this something we would ever want to do?

  7. Elizabeth Izzo Says:

    Counting on you to help us move forward with our Environmental Causes

  8. Rick Maverr Says:

    I hope Obama is better to the mountains than Mitt Romney would be.

  9. Sally Stapp Says:

    We bicycled 160 miles through the beautiful Silver Valley in Idaho on a Rails to Trails disused railroad grade. Scattered along the trail were warnings to stay on the trail, don’t touch the dirt, wash your hands often, don’t drink or even touch the water in the beautiful creeks. We rode past an 120 acre tailings pile – maybe 20 feet tall that had been there since 1929! I suspect there are many examples of similar warnings in the Appalachia Mts. We don’t need to scope th effects of the mining, transporting, storing, shipping, or burning COAL. King Coal has provided us with a plethora of examples of the significant adverse affect of relying on this source of energy. The captains of the coal industry and all fossil fuel addicts need to embrace the renewable energy clean team and LEAVE FOSSIL FUELS IN THE GROUND. Really! Most third graders could tell you that COAL is a bummer. Stop listening to the billionaires who want to make MORE MONEY

  10. JOHN DELANO Says:

    Read my comments -originofquake [discuss]
    The indians , our american indians love the land and where they have land in southern Alabama they drilled 532 wells ,only 2,000 feet deep each one. Once they dewater the well [suck the water out]the well gives up its methane gas.
    The wells produce 30 million dollars each year and the public utility connects the wells with a pipeline. The project has one employee who mails out the royality , dividend checks to the investors.
    What we do with the present process of destruction is “caveman” logic.

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