Why Mountain Justice?
Mountain Justice is both a call to action and a request
for help from the people of the Appalachian mountains. We
seek to save our mountains, streams and
forest from greedy coal companies. Why are we asking
Over 1200 miles of streams have been buried and destroyed
and countless mountains and ridge tops have been blown up–gone
for all eternity. The Bush administration has altered
laws to encourage and accelerate the destruction.
The price of coal has doubled and the destruction of our
is accelerating and spreading out like cancer. Our state
and federal agencies charged with protecting
our environment are liquidating our mountains.
We are losing. Our loss is not only for our own generation–but
for future generations. Where there once were water producing
mountains - now there are barren
scraped-biologically-dead toxic wastelands. Water is going
to be more important to
future generations than coal. You cannot drink coal.
The Pentagon has predicted than many of the future
wars on our planet will not be fought over coal or oil–but
for water. The lack of clean drinking water is
already a global problem for humanity - as our population
it will only get worse. The destruction of water
mountains is not only a crime of the present–it is
a very real attack on the future generations.
We cannot afford to continue losing this struggle. A few
already rich coal company executives are
at the expense of us all. The acceleration of mountain top,
side and ridge removal is a curse on the future and
present generations. We need your help.
We can use anything you are able to offer. If you would
like to come and defend the mountains with us, please join
us! To learn what we've been up to, look
at our previous actions. To
learn more about mountaintop removal, just look at the