Watch: Children speak out about Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
Thursday, January 3rd, 2013
Dozens of scientific studies have linked mountaintop removal mining to high rates of cancer and other diseases in nearby communities. But as these children show, you don’t need to be a scientist to understand the devastating impact that mountaintop removal has on the health and quality of life of people living nearby.
Thanks to thousands of people like you who have spoken up for the Appalachian Mountains and communities time and again, President Obama’s agencies have taken major steps to reduce the destruction caused by mountaintop removal mining over the past four years.
As the president is sworn in to a second term later this month, we have an opportunity to finish the job and stop mountaintop removal once and for all. We need your help to ensure that President Obama makes ending mountaintop removal a priority in his second term.
And please help these children spread the word about what’s happening in their communities by sharing this video with your friends, family and colleagues.
For the Mountains,