Stop Mountaintop Removal (MTR)

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    United States
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The Problem

Mountaintop removal mining (MTR), also known as mountaintop mining (MTM), is a form of surface mining that involves the mining of the summit or summit ridge of a mountain. There are a total of 17 coal-fired power plants that are connected to mountaintop removal in my area. 13 of them are directly connected to mountain top removal and 4 of them are indirectly connected by purchasing coal from companies that operate mountaintop removal mines in Central Appalachia. This really affects many more aspects than the ones I've selected as the focus. I can only list 3 on here though. Air pollution is also affected as well as beautification and human communities/conditions.

Our Plan

Mountaintop removal is a radical form of coal mining in which entire mountains are literally blown up -- and it is happening here in America on a scale that is almost unimaginable. But mountaintop removal can be stopped -- with the help of people like you. Sign the pledge here: The Clean Water Protection Act is a bill in the US House of Representatives which will sharply reduce mountaintop removal coal mining by protecting our headwater streams, where our rivers, like the Mississippi and the Ohio, are born. Over 2,000 miles of streams have already been buried and polluted. But we can stop this. Contact your Representative today and ask them to become a cosponsor of the Clean Water Protection Act. To learn more about the Clean Water Protection Act visit

Themes Addressed

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    Clean Water
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    Community Enhancement
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