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I Love Mountains Day 2013: Will You Join Us at the Capitol?

Saturday, February 9th, 2013

Dont forget, I Love Mountains Day 2013 is less than one week away.

On February 14th, join with hundreds of Kentuckians to call for an end to the destructive practice of mountaintop removal coal mining and ask our leaders for the clean energy solutions that provide good, safe jobs and healthy communities for Kentucky.

Will you join us at the capitol?

All over eastern Kentucky and Central Appalachia, residents of communities like Eolia, Hueysville, Benham, Lynch and Montgomery Creek are speaking up to protect their health and homeland from the destruction of coal and to create a more sustainable economy.

Come be one of the more than 1,200 people standing up for clean water, clean energy, and a just economic transition for eastern Kentucky.

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Optional Citizen Lobbying in Room 111, Capitol Annex.
12:00 p.m. Gather at the Kentucky River below the bridge at Capitol Ave.
12:30 p.m. March to the Capitol (Flat route is .6 miles.)
1:15 p.m. Rally on the Capitol steps speakers, music, and a vision for Ky.
2:00 p.m. I Love Mountains Valentine Delivery
Able to arrive early? Help us welcome our friends at Footprints for Peace as they Walk for a Sustainable Future

Wear red, invite a friend, and bring a homemade sign and a valentine for the governor.

Register online and learn more at

2 Responses to “I Love Mountains Day 2013: Will You Join Us at the Capitol?”

  1. Jeannie Cerulean Says:

    Has the Clean Water Protection Act HR 1375 come up for a vote in committee yet? I’m trying to find out. Many people in Chattanooga wrote letters to Rep. Floyd who is on the committee. I was wondering if the other committee members have been getting letters from Mountain Lovers in their home cities.
    House Transportation and Infrastructure – Water Resources and Environment

  2. Jeannie Cerulean Says:

    The Clean Water Protection Act H R 1375 is up for a vote in this committee:

    House Transportation and Infrastructure – Water Resources and Environment

    Chattanooga’s Rep. Charles Fleischman has been getting letters to his home town office from people here who want this bill to pass. Check to see who you have contact with in the home cities of the other members.

    This bill restores the Clean Water Act by limiting the definition of “fill” to not include the multiply permitted destruction of mountain streams caused by Mountain Top Removal and Cross Ridge Surface mining practices.

    Tennessee already restored the Clean Water Act for our state. But Nashville’s Columbia river is polluted MTR sites in Kentucky! We still have MTR sites in Tennessee and are needing support to pass the Scenic Vistas Act.

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