Appalachian Voices announced a major new addition to the iLoveMountains.org Web site designed to highlight the stories of America’s Most Endangered Mountains with video and give activists the tools to help protect them.
The new site launched in late May.
For nearly two years, iLoveMountains.org has raised awareness about the massive scale of destruction left behind by mountaintop removal coal mining, which has already destroyed more than 470 mountains and countless communities and streams in Appalachia.
In the process, we’ve helped change the debate about mountaintop removal coal mining. And you’ve helped us build a movement -- with nearly 30,000 Americans joining us on iLoveMountains.org, and a record 139 supporters standing with us in Congress.
But even as the tide of public opinion has turned against mountaintop removal coal mining, Big Coal has been moving forward with plans to rip off the tops of some of the most beautiful mountains in Appalachia.
Learn about Big Coal’s plans -- and what you can do to stop them -- by visiting America’s Most Endangered Mountains
For too long, Big Coal has benefited from the isolation of the people of Appalachia, relying on the remoteness of Appalachia’s most vibrant and indelible communities to bypass broad public awareness of their destructive plans.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
Today, you can stand with the people of Huckleberry Ridge and Black Mountain and other places in Appalachia, and help amplify their voices. And after you’ve visited and heard the stories of America’s Most Endangered Mountains, take just a few moments to spread the word by forwarding a video to a friend or family member, or using the tell-a-friend tool to reach out to your network on the web.
And if you have a blog or website, please, take our Blogger’s Challenge and help us get the word out about America’s Most Endangered Mountains www.ilovemountains.org/bloggers-challenge
Over the coming months, we’ll be adding more stories and videos about America’s Most Endangered Mountains, because we want all Americans to know about the people and the places under threat from mountaintop removal coal mining.