March on Washington for Mountaintop Removal!!!
Joint the folks at Appalachian Voices (see my blogroll for their The Front Porch blog on coal mining) September 9 – 13 for Mountaintop Removal Week in Washington, DC.
Here’s the plan:
Please join Appalachian Voices and other concerned citizens across the country in Washington, DC, to advance the Clean Water Protection Act (HR 2719) and help end mountaintop removal coal mining.
The Mountaintop Removal Week in Washington is an opportunity for you to devote your ideas, passion and abilities to protecting the mountains of Appalachia. The Clean Water Protection Act (HR 2719) reestablishes the original intent of the Clean Water Act, and reverses the 2002 rule change that redefined “waste” to allow coal companies to dump millions of tons of mining waste into nearby streams. The Week in Washington is your chance to help end this devastating practice.
You’ll start your Week in Washington experience by meeting other Appalachian activists from around the country at a Saturday evening reception. Sunday will be filled with panels and speeches from Appalachian advocates, intensive workshops and training on outreach, and meetings with your lobbying team. On Monday through Wednesday, you and your team will meet with your representatives and their staff to educate them about mountaintop removal. The ability to lobby your representative is one of the most powerful rights we have as Americans, and this is your chance to exercise it for the mountains!
Registration and more information provided on the Appalachian Voices site.
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