EVERYONE LIVES DOWNSTREAM FROM EVERYONE! You poison some water in one area and cause a ripple effect to such an immense degree. Stop raping our Earth for profits and have some respect. You wouldn't have life with the Earth. Do what you are responsible to do in order to save our environments, water, and future generations.
without the Earth*
A solution to MTR must start now before the big, mostly out of state energy companies level the 25% of West Virginia that is slated for coal extraction. To experience one of the most powerful anti-MTR voicees (Larry Gibson of Kayford, WV, sadly, just recently deceased), check out this narrative poem, which highlights Larry's experience living with and battling MTR: http://www.stilljournal.net/bill-king-textual-sampling.php.
I signed! There are better ways of mining coal and much less destructive to our water systems.
It's better to mining after water then other things so people can get clean water!
signée et ptg.
There are better ways of mining coal and much less destructive to our water systems.
Hell yeah I signed!
You would think 'they' had learnt not to do this by now.
SO last century. It is time the USA catches up with the developing world and satisfy ALL of our energy needs from clean renewable sources. The mythology of "clean" coal makes for nice fairy tells but like Santa Clause, it is just a fiction.
As clean water sources disappear, it will become more valuable than gold/oil/coal/money. The environmental protection agencies have failed in their duty. Protecting groundwater should be a high priority in the National Security of our nation.