About: The Coal Mine Next Door: The Deregulation of Mountaintop Removal
This is politically-supported criminality. It has not stopped for decades. The EPA does not need to slash regulations on MTR. It needs to enforce existing regulations in a stringent manner, so that families stop being poisoned by this travesty. The EPA needs stronger rules protecting this region from all further destruction. The fact that people can turn a blind eye to this for money is a sign of how degraded the political culture is in the United States. States have public funds invested in these industries. Some state pensions allow people to retire with money invested in mountaintop removal mining -- which creates a situation where some people are retiring to fulfill their dreams while investing in the destruction of other peoples' dreams. The right thing to do is divest all funds from this industry now, including state funds, universities, churches, and all institutions. These fossil fuel companies are wrecking other peoples' lives. It's not right to retire with money invested in an industry that destroys peoples dreams elsewhere while turning a blind eye to their suffering.
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The sooner Trump goes, the better. He’s destroying this country.