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April 03, 2007



Thanks, Lisa. I was inspired to post by the KFTC newsletter that arrived last month and featured the Memorial For the Mountains partnership with Google Earth. I can't think of a better way to mark Earth Day than to take advantage of KFTC's flyover. Regular readers and Kentuckians Dan and Genevieve might well have an interest.

Love ya, sis.


Lisa Abbott

Wow, Tim. Terrific post. Thanks for pulling together such excellent information about mountaintop removal mining. The situation in Kentucky and southern appalachia is dire. There is a growing public outcry against the destruction of these ancient mountains and the land, water and people they sustain. For those who want a first hand understanding, Kentuckians For The Commonwealth is holding a Flyover Festival in Prestonsburg on April 21st. We'll provide free flights over large-scale mining operations to as many people as we can from 8 to 5 pm.

If that's out of the question, there's lots you can do to support the effort. Please contact your US Representative and ask him or her to support the Clean Water Protection Act (HB 2719). For more information and a link to send an email to your representative, visit: http://www.appvoices.org/index.php?/mtr/cwpa/

To get an appreciation for the industry we are up against, take a look at an op-ed written in today's Lexington Herald Leader by Bill Caylor, President of the Kentucky Coal association. There is logic in here to make your head spin. See for yourself:

Thanks again, Tim for a marvelous piece. And happy birthday in a few days!

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