Stop Mountaintop Mining Rule!

Mountaintop RemovalLate last Friday the Bush administration issued proposed new rules for coal mining that not only sanction the most ecologically unsound form of coal mining, but may also be adopted in disregard of the public comments solicited under law.

According to the New York Times, the rule “will be subject to a 60-day comment period and could be revised, although officials indicated that it was not likely to be changed substantially.

Mountaintop-removal mining literally blasts the top off mountains.  It is devastating to mountain communities, uprooting families, filling streams with poison, and turning pristine mountain territory into rubble.  While we must fight the rule on the merits, first we must ensure that the process for adopting the proposed rule is not a sham.

Tell your US Representative and Senators to look into this rule and to demand oversight of the rulemaking process.

July 18, 2018


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