Mountaintop removal depends on financing from America's leading banks and approval from government regulators.
So far the Obama administration has not backed down from supporting mountaintop removal and without a significant change in the government's mountaintop removal policy, mining companies will continue to destroy mountain ranges and bury Appalachia's drinking water in toxic waste.
Today you can help by asking the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson, to visit Appalachia and see the destruction caused by mountaintop removal for herself.
When you see with your owns eyes the way this horrific practice is ravaging the people, water and land of Appalachia it is impossible not to feel compelled to stop it.
Please, send a letter to EPA Administrator Jackson.
I'm writing to ask you to travel and tour Appalachia to see the destruction created by mountaintop removal coal mining.
To date, almost 500 mountains have been destroyed by the surface mining process known as mountaintop removal. Over 1200 miles of streams and rivers in the region have been buried by debris, and people across Appalachia suffer from the blasting, dirty groundwater and lakes of coal waste poisoning their communities.
Over recent years, influential individuals from Wal-Mart Executives to country music stars have viewed the devastation on the ground and in airplane flyovers. We're asking you and other officials from the Environmental Protection Agency to come to Appalachia and see it for yourself.
Regulation of mountaintop removal is not enough. It's time to end this, it begins with you seeing the destruction for yourself.
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