Monday, December 10, 2007

Miss Dorothy.....

Miss Dorothy is just one of hundreds of citizens in Appalachia who have been driven out of their homes because of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining. A lot of these properties are ancestral homelands that have been in a family for generations. If you refuse to sell your property to the coal company, they make living conditions unbearable. To help stop this nonsense, go
here. Also, call your congressmen and urge them to sponsor The Clean Water Protection Act, which will help end this atrocity.

Who's linking to this post:

1.Two Square Meals


TwoSquareMeals said...

I just thanked my congressman for supporting, and I am going to try to link to you on my blog and put one of their buttons on my blog. I'm having trouble with the HTML, so I will wait until my computer coding husband gets home. Thanks for keeping this on my mind!

Jo said...

That is so sad :(. Thanks for helping to educate us about what mountaintop removal really means.

June said...

Another sad story.

L.L. Barkat said...

I'm currently reading Lost Mountain and it's quite eye opening. Totally goes along with your observations here.

bluemountainmama said...

thanks so much for linking, 2square! the more that are being vocal about it, the better!

l.l.- i want to read that book. i saw it at our little bookstore and may purchase it when i'm done with the book i'm currently reading.

photowannabe said...

Its like you live in another world. Thanks for bringing all of these actions to our attention.
Its hard to believe,

Moi said...

blue, as i told you my current energy provider is indirectly linked to the coal sourced from this, but today when i tried the zip code of my future I glad to say they are not connected!!!!

Rowdy said...

This is depressing.:(
The world needs more of your ilk to fight these kind of injustice.

SandraLovesMountains said...

If anybody wants to help end mountaintop removal on a more concerted level, please contact Sandra at Appalachian Voices at The mountains need you more every day that passes. Instead of feeling sad, channel that sadness into action!

Thanks as always to Blue for posting about this most important issue!

bluemountainmama said...

thanks for stopping by, sandra!

yes, everyone.... sandra is my laiason thru Appalachian Voices, and helped guide me thru my meeting with my congressman's aide. please contact her to see how you can continue to help!

thanks all! blue

'Through-JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes' said...

Hi Blue mountain Mam,

I stay always interested in the background of Mountain removing Coal mining, keep on posting this situation!

I started posting some DUTCH 'birds' flying away , but did not.... they changed their minds I quess? Come and look . Have a great week/day

Greetings JoAnn:)

Willard said...

Thanks for visiting my blog recently.

As you discovered I have an issue which distresses me deeply about the Pennsylvania Elk Herd.

I would have to say that this problem that you are dealing with makes my issue pale in comparison.

We are also from "Appalachia", but there is no coal in our region so we are so far spared such problems as those you face.

Keep up the good work and I'll check back often!

Ash said...

This is very sad :(

Anonymous said...

hmmmm...this was sad to hear. We can only hope the authorities at some point of time at least get back their normal senses before much damage is done.

kirsten said...

Wow. Heartbreaking.

Everybody has a story, and I hope Miss Dorothy knows that hers is heard, even way over on the west coast.

Thanks for drawing our attention back to this, for keeping a steady eye on such an important issue.

I just can't believe that profits can in anyone's mind justify ruining peoples lives and run them out of their homes. Geez. Seriously.

Thanks, Blue.