Ban Mountaintop Removal

It may surprise some of you, but I fully support this effort:

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Raymond Finney, R-Maryville, and Rep. Mike McDonald, D-Portland, would prohibit mountaintop removal coal mining, is scheduled for a hearing Wednesday in the Senate Environment and Conservation Committee.

A vote on the bill has been delayed for another week, notes Michael Silence. I hope it passes. Mountaintop removal, or strip mining as it’s sometimes called, is devastating. It ruins the environment without providing much in the way of economic development. Anyone who doubts this should visit Eastern Kentucky.

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