Archive for February, 2010

EPA Action Monday Mar 1, 11am!

Posted: February 23, 2010 in Uncategorized
Friends,
Mountaintop removal mining doesn’t happen here in Philadelphia, or even in Pennsylvania, but the decision to destroy our Appalachian mountains, happens at 1650 Arch St., Philadelphia, PA 19103.
It is where we need to be.
The EPA Office in Philadelphia is currently reviewing 23 mountaintop removal mining permits. Community leaders in West Virginia are organizing around the clock to stop these permits and to stop further destruction from mining. In the past few months, senior citizens have marched to Massey Energy subsidiary Mammoth Coal, bringing a message to end mountaintop removal mining.
In Pennsylvania, we need to stand with West Virginians. Nearly 500 miles away, we have the opportunity to get the attention of EPA administrators deciding on the mining permits. Join us on March 1st to speak out against mountaintop removal mining.
What: Protest! We will have signs, information flyers, and chants prepared 🙂
Where: 1650 Arch St., Philadelphia
When: March 1st, beginning at 11am
Who: You! Recruit a friend or 5
RSVP: If possible, let us know if you are planning on coming.
Robin Markle: robinmarkle [at] gmail.com, 845.594.9138
Amy Wilson: amy [at] energyjustice.net, 507.581.4421

You can also RSVP and invite your friends on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=299942490770

To see how mountaintop removal is affecting communities, check out this trailer to the film Burning the Future: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQPYKD4WGew

More info on MTR:

We’re screening COAL COUNTRY: The Movie tonight at the Wooden Shoe Bookstore at 704 South St.

Check out the trailer, hope to see you there!

We exist!

Posted: February 18, 2010 in Uncategorized

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