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Join the Rainforest Action Network’s Day of Action this Thursday

February 17, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

This Thursday, February 18, will be a social media day of action to stop mountaintop removal coal mining. Rainforest Action Network (RAN) is organizing the effort aimed at JP Morgan Chase, which finances the imagesdestructive practice.

JP Morgan Chase maintains a financial relationship with Massey Energy, which is responsible for most of the mountaintop removal mining in this country, as well as four more of the top 10 producers of mountaintop removal coal.

RAN says that, “Mountaintop removal is the highly destructive mining practice that literally explodes the tops off of mountains. It harms homes and habitats. It’s destroyed nearly 1.2 million acres of Appalachian forest and mountains. It has buried over 2000 miles of rivers and streams with debris and pollution.

Instead of bankrolling this brutal, toxic and irreversibly destructive practice of destroying mountains for climate-killing coal, Chase should put their money on the right side of history.

It’s time for Chase to stop making millions from destroying Appalachia’s mountains.”

RAN is asking supporters to blog, Tweet, Facebook and email their networks this Thursday to let them know about the destruction caused by mountaintop removal and JP Morgan Chase’s funding of it.

Get more information and sign up for the day of action at RAN’s Web site.

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