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http://www.pdamerica.org/component/k2/item/1960-dear-sen-rockefeller-citizens-appeal-for-time-out-on-mountaintop-removal-in-2014 Four years after the late Sen. Robert Byrd’s frank admission that “most members of Congress, like most Americans, oppose the practice” of mountaintop removal mining, “and we may not yet fully understand the effects of mountaintop removal mining on the health of our citizens.” In Byrd’s own words: It’s time to fully understand […]
Completing an Ironman triathlon is a Herculean task with a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run. I’ve trained for nearly seven total years, well over 13,000 miles, in order to realize the dream of crossing the finish line in my first Ironman triathlon. The thought of getting this monumental task done […]
ACHE Act takes on WV Coal Assoc. in TV Town Hall Broadcast ////////// Copy and Paste to your browser http://wchstv.com/news/features/town-hall/
I appreciate this opportunity to submit my written testimony to the Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, and Mining at its hearing to examine the current state of coal-generated electricity in U.S. power markets, and the challenges and opportunities the coal industry faces in the future. I believe there needs to be an honest and transparent […]
http://www.kentucky.com/2013/06/17/2681536/support-bill-to-study-minings.html Note: please copy and paste in your web browser if link doesn’t work.
On Tuesday, 23 April 2013, Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY) hosted a science briefing for members and staff of the House of Representatives regarding the underlying science supporting the Appalachian Communities Health Emergency (A.C.H.E.) Act. Here’s the video of his remarks:
An excellent analysis of what makes the A.C.H.E. Act so important within the larger framework of attempts to bring justice to communities tormented by predatory industry: http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/02/08-1