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Spread the Word: Help Stop Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Today

by Ben Jervey

April 6, 2011

According to iLoveMountains.org, the Clean Water Protection Act would "go a long way towards ending mountaintop removal mining, which has already destroyed 500 mountains, buried over 2,000 miles of streams, and damaged nearby residents’ health."

On iLoveMountains.org, they've got everything you need to call your elected officials. According to Congressional staffers I've talked to, phone calls are taken 100 times as seriously as e-petitions. (And actual hard copy letters are taken 100 times as seriously as phone calls.) So your call today really makes a difference. They've got scripts and direct lines to your senators and reps and everything you need. Go call now. I promise you'll feel great about it afterward.

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Ben is a writer and editor covering climate change, energy, and environment, and is currently the Climate and Energy Media Fellow at Vermont Law School. He was the original Environment Editor at GOOD Magazine and his work has appeared regularly in National Geographic News, Grist, DeSmogBlog, and OnEarth. He recently worked with the non-profit Focus the Nation to publish an Energy 101 primer. When living in New York City, he wrote a book, The Big Green Apple, on how to live a lower impact life in the city. A bicycle enthusiast, Ben has ridden across the United States and through much of Europe.
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