Monday, January 14, 2008

A National Tragedy

I'm not going to leave you alone about this, so just go ahead and watch the video. Then go here and here and do something about it. How can no one know this is happening?

9 comments:

Kerry - A Ten O'Clock Scholar said...

I just wanted to let you know I watched the video and was absolutely shocked - shocked by what I heard and saw..but also shocked I'd never heard about this!

Thanks for posting that.

bluemountainmama said...

Thanks so much, 2square! I am heartened to know that other people are continuing to help spread the word about this atrocity! It's going to take everyone, including those outside Appalachia to help end it....

bluemountainmama said...

oh, and here's a link to how the Kroger gift card works. it's a little different than buying a gift card straight out:

http://www.ohvec.org/newsletters/woc_2007_09/article_30.html

the end of motherhood said...

Thanks for the video. I love it when bloggers use their little piece of the internet to make a difference.

L.L. Barkat said...

No one knows because the media simply doesn't cover it.

Also, I think the problem has many faces. It's not just about coal companies, but also about consumers who use excessive amounts of energy and about policy-makers who aren't being visionary concerning alternative energy. And maybe even about Christians who don't know all the facts about who they vote for?

Thanks for visiting Green Inventions Central. And blessings on you as you work to save the land.

Nora Bee said...

What a mess. I had heard of this but never saw it happening. Thanks for raising awareness.

Julie Pippert said...

I actually watched a documentary---on PBS? Science channel?---about mountain top removal and campaigns to stop it. They featured some people but I remember the older lady best, and high school students second.

I was in shock to know about this.

Good for you keeping the word out. I hope the campaigns to stop this are successful!

TwoSquareMeals said...

L.L., I definitely agree that the problem has many layers. That's why I love the feature at ilovemountains.org where you can plug in your zip code and see how you are connected. I'm cautiously excited that presidential candidates on both sides seem to be taking up the cause caring for earth. I just hope it's not empty rhetoric. I think we are on the verge of a huge shift in our thinking about the environment. I just hope we manage to go somewhere with it.

Oh yeah, and don't get me started on the media's lack of coverage of the South and Appalachia. We only get negative, bigoted coverage, at best.

Rachel said...

oh 2 square. it hurts to see this in so many ways. but we need to see it and act. thanks for continuing to put it in front of us.