Thursday, June 25, 2009

Support S 696 to end mountain top removal

Senator John Cornyn
517 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
Main: 202-224-2934
Fax: 202-228-2856

Dear Senator Cornyn,

I am writing to urge you to support the bill to end Mountain Top Removal called the Appalachia Restoration Act (S 696) and co-sponsored by your colleague Lamar Alexander.

Mountaintop mining is one of the most destructive practices which has already destroyed some of America's most beautiful and ecologically significant regions. We must put an end to this mining method that has buried more than a thousand miles of streams before there is nothing left to protect.

No one should have the right to destroy streams that provide drinking water for others downstream by polluting that water with toxic minerals unearthed by mountain top removal. It’s past time to put an end to this horrible practice, please sign on as a co-sponsor to this important legislation.


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