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Mountaintop removal supporters shout down enviros at public hearing

Coal industry supporters turned out in big numbers for public hearings held yesterday on an Obama administration proposal to more strictly regulate mountaintop removal mining -- and some of them attempted to shout down opponents of the environmentally destructive practice.

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re: Mountaintop removal supporters shout down enviros at public

You need to crack down on those who show up to defend mt.top removal. They probably are being paid and their jobs are probably being threatened too if they don't walk in lock step with the Company/bosses that can fire them at a drop of the hat!!

If they are natives of the area, how could they in good conscious rally against the safty of family member and friends.
It is a sin to destroy one of the richest mountains and forests in the world to line the pockets of greedy corporate barrons.

Obama must put a stop to this!!!

Sue Michalson

re: Mountaintop removal supporters shout down enviros at public

Sue Michalson, you fail. If mountaintop removal wasn't happening, yours and my utilities would go up quite a bit. I don't live in the mountains, or anywhere near them, so I can genuinely enjoy a cheaper electric bill each month. ;)

re: Mountaintop removal supporters shout down enviros at public

Gosh Chris, it is not hard to believe that you aren't from the mountains. You clearly have no idea what the euphemism "mountain removal" means. You don't care if the streams and water in these areas are poisoned; that the blasting destroys houses, businesses and churches; that the only jobs are a few for folks who are imported to run the heavy machines. And all that to burn the dirtiest fossil fuel on the planet. Not much of price for you to pay for your "cheaper" electricity since you it isn't your neighborhood, huh? Too bad so many other lives are "cheaper", too, as a result.

re: Mountaintop removal supporters shout down enviros at public

Van Jones was a brilliant choice as green jobs "czar." He was not only as fully committed to bringing this country back into the forefront of innovation where it belongs, he was extraordinarily qualified to do it. And what happens? A media whore like Glenn Beck successfully gets him removed from government, and we are all the poorer as a result.

As furious as I sound, I'm close to tears over this.

Daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County
Down by the green river where paradise lay.
Sorry my boy but you're too late in asking
Mr. Peabody's coal train done hauled it away.