Tell the House to End Mountaintop-removal Mining
Every day 2.5 million pounds of explosives are detonated in Appalachia to blow up mountains to access cheap coal. Mountaintop removal has already destroyed more than 500 peaks in one of the oldest and most biologically diverse mountain ranges on Earth.
Mountaintop removal kills endangered species, permanently pollutes streams and has been linked to cancer and birth defects in people. More than 1.4 million acres of hardwood forests and 2,000 miles of streams have been lost. We need to stop blowing up Appalachia.