[HCCN] Fwd: We need your help to bring an end to mountaintop removal coal mining. Today.

Martha Dickinson marthad at gwi.net
Tue Mar 9 09:14:02 EST 2010

Dear fellow mainers,  sen snowe and Collins need to hear from you  
today or asap about s696 the Appalachia restoration act that would  
stop mountaintop removal coal ming.  I'm in dc this week lobbying on  
this effort.
Many thanks for your call!

Martha Dickinson
Sent from my iPhone

Begin forwarded message:

> From: "Matt Wasson, iLoveMountains.org" <matt.wasson at ilovemountains.org 
> >
> Date: March 9, 2010 9:01:45 AM EST
> To: marthad at gwi.net
> Subject: We need your help to bring an end to mountaintop removal  
> coal mining. Today.
> Reply-To: matt.wasson at ilovemountains.org

> Dear Martha,
> This week, more than 200 citizens from Appalachia and across the  
> U.S. are gathering in our nation's capital as part of our 5th Annual  
> End Mountaintop Removal Week in Washington.
> They will be meeting with members of Congress to urge them to co- 
> sponsor H.R. 1310, the Clean Water Protection Act, which would help  
> to end mountaintop removal coal extraction.
> Thanks to the hard work of citizens like you, your Representative is  
> already signed on to the Clean Water Protection Act.
> However, we still need your help to move this bill forward. This  
> issue is extremely urgent and the coal industry is working overtime  
> to block the passage of this bill. In order to pass this bill, it  
> must succeed in the Transportation and Infrastructure committee --  
> and Representative Oberstar is in charge of that committee.
> Please take a moment to contact Representative Oberstar's office and  
> ask him to support the bill and let it move forward. You can dial (202) 225-6211 
> , or use our free online calling tool. Here is a script to help you:
> Hello, my name is ______________ and I live in ________________. I  
> am not from Congressman Oberstar's district, but he has the power to  
> move forward a bill I am very concerned about. I'm calling to  
> request that the Representative become a co-sponsor of the Clean  
> Water Protection Act - H.R. 1310. This bill is in the Transportation  
> and Infrastructure committee and would help stop mountaintop removal  
> coal mining -- a dangerous form of coal mining that happens in  
> Appalachia. More than 2,000 miles of streams have been destroyed by  
> mountaintop removal - and it poses a serious health risk to local  
> citizens. The destruction of clean water and endangerment of  
> American citizens is an urgent national issue, and we need  
> Congressman Oberstar to support the Clean Water Protection Act - HR  
> 1310.
> Thanks for all you do,
> Matt Wasson
> iLoveMountains.org
> P.S. If you would like to contact your Representative to thank them  
> for supporting the people and mountains of Appalachia, click here: http://www.ilovemountains.org/action/write-your-rep/
> Please also consider sponsoring the End Mountaintop Removal Week in  
> Washington by donating here: https://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1741/t/6886/shop/custom.jsp?donate_page_KEY=4490
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