Center for Biological Diversity

Save Blair Mountain From Mountaintop Removal Mining

Blair Mountain
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Blair Mountain, West Virginia, one of the most significant historical landmarks in America, is threatened with obliteration by mountaintop-removal coal mining, and your help is needed to save it.

Blair Mountain was the site of the single-largest uprising in U.S. history (after the Civil War). It was there, 90 years ago this summer, that up to 15,000 coal miners rose against the rule of coal operators, fighting for the right to live and work in decent conditions. The mountain has natural significance, too, as habitat for sensitive plants and animals and a source of drinking water for thousands of West Virginians. Until recently Blair Mountain was listed as a national historic site, which protected it from coal mining and destruction. But Big Coal, up to its old tricks, wielded its political power to get Blair removed from the historic register so it could be blown up for coal.

Please send the email below to President Obama. Ask him to put Blair Mountain back on the National Register of Historic Places where it belongs and to ban mountaintop-removal coal mining.

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Photo near Blair Mountain, West Virginia (c) Kent Kessinger.

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