Friday, January 14, 2011

From the Inbox: Sierra Club announces that EPA will veto Spruce No. 1 Mountain top removal mine!

Dear Friend,

Thank the EPA for Protecting
Appalachia from Mountaintop
Removal Coal Mining!

Take Action!

Take Action!

After 12 years of hard work, it's official. Today the EPA announced that it will veto Spruce Mine No. 1 -- one of the largest mountaintop removal mines ever proposed for Appalachia!

Send a message to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and thank her for making this courageous decision to protect Appalachia's mountains and people.

Since 1998, Sierra Club along with Coal River Mountain Watch, WV Highlands Conservancy, the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Public Justice and the Appalachian Center for the Economy and the Environment have fought hard to stop Spruce Mine.

This year alone, Sierra Club members and supporters like you sent almost 37,000 messages to the EPA urging them to protect the seven miles of streams and 2,000 acres of mountains that Spruce Mine would have destroyed.

There's no doubt that the EPA will face more decisions on mountaintop removal mine permits. Please thank Administrator Jackson for standing up for Appalachia and tell her to keep up the good work.

This victory proves that when we put our minds to it and work together, we can stop Big Coal and their attempts to profit from destroying our environment and threatening our health.

Show the Obama Administration how excited we are that it is taking a major step to protect our mountains.

Send your thank you message to EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair, Nancy Sutley, today!

Thanks again for all you're doing to protect our environment.


Mary Anne Hitt
Beyond Coal Campaign
Sierra Club

P.S. We need as many people as possible to take action to ensure that the EPA keeps up their good work to protect our mountains.

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