Activists Protest Mountaintop Removal Outside EPA

Back in the United States, activists opposed to mountaintop removal coal mining held a protest Thursday outside the Washington offices of the Environmental Protection Agency. Six protesters chained themselves to twenty-foot-tall tripods beneath a banner reading "EPA: pledge to end mountaintop removal in 2010." The protesters are calling on EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to pledge to survey firsthand the environmental damage caused by mountaintop mining in the Appalachian Valley.

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