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Tennesseans Launch Statewide Television Ad Campaign to Protect Our Mountains

Mountaintop Removal is Destroying Our Proud Mountains. Now TN is Fighting Back.

Advocates of the Tennessee Scenic Vistas Protection Act are raising the bar with a powerful new television ad asking Tennesseans to contact their state elected officials in support of the bill. The ad will be running statewide on Fox News, with heavy buys in strategically targeted legislative districts.

See the ad for the first time here:

If you live in Tennessee, call Governor Haslam (615-741-2001). He opposed mountaintop removal in the campaign. Tell him that now is the time to act to protect our mountains from mountaintop removal.

In addition please call your TN State Senator(1-800-449-8366) and ask them to support the Tennessee Scenic Vistas Protection Act.

The Tennessee Scenic Vistas Protection act would eliminate high-elevation surface mining techniques – such as mountaintop removal – above 2,000 feet of elevation in the state of Tennessee. The legislature is expected to take the bill up later this session.

Raised on the banks of the Tennessee River, JW's work to create progress in his home state and throughout Appalachia has been featured on the Rachel Maddow Show, The Daily Kos and Grist. He served first as Appalachian Voices’ Legislative Associate and then Tennessee director until leaving to pursue a career in medicine in 2012.

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