Center for Biological Diversity

Tell the House to End Mountaintop-removal Mining

Brushy Fork Mine
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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.

You can help by demanding that Congress take action to end mountaintop-removal coal mining. The Clean Water Protection Act, a bill now in the House of Representatives, will sharply curtail mountaintop removal.

Please use the form below to contact your representative and ask him or her to protect Appalachia from being blown to bits for coal.

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Photo of Brushy Fork Mine courtesy Flickr Commons/Kentuckians for the Commonwealth.

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