Coal companies have already destroyed 500 Appalachian mountains . . . and they are just getting started.
Mountaintop removal is a radical form of coal mining where mountains are literally blown up -- devastating communities throughout Appalachia, polluting drinking water and destroying rivers.
Who's paying for this atrocity? We are.
Coal companies sell this coal to electric utilities, including FirstEnergy, AEP, Dayton Power & Light, and Cincinnati Gas & Electric/Duke Energy. Even AMP-Ohio is apparently planning to use mountaintop removal coal for their proposed new coal plant in Meigs County. The Ohio utilities burn it to make the electricity you are using right now. When we pay our electric bill, we are paying for the destruction of the Appalachian Mountains.
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