Update. I did it! Calling the White House was pretty empowering. Isn't it amazing we have a country where we can do that?
I'm not usually very forceful or strongly opinionated on this blog, but some things just make me mad, and I have to speak up.
If you have a few minutes...and we all do. Help me save a mountain.
Blasting has begun on Coal River Mountain in West Virginia and must be stopped NOW! This mountain could be used to harvest wind energy forever, providing safe jobs and a diversified economy to local residents, if its top isn't blown off and dumped into toxic waste ponds that are upstream from whole communities.
This is an atrocity! It not only destroys the landscape forever; it threatens the drinking water, homes, and lives of those who live downstream. This is not something we can stand by and let happen. People in these mountain communities do not have the money or power to fight big coal unless the rest of America steps in to help them. If Coal River is destroyed, it can never be used for alternative wind power because its majestic mountaintop will be gone.
A mountaintop gone. A landscape changed forever. People drinking poisoned water. Homes endangered by floods. Doesn't anyone care?
Will you help me? Call President Obama and ask him to persuade Governor Manchin of West Virginia to stop the blasting at Coal River Mountain.
Do it! Leave me a comment to let me know you did. Spread the word on your blogs. Come on blogosphere!