Can you save a date to help save our mountains from mountaintop removal coal mining?
April 5th- April 9th, 2008 is our 3rd Annual Mountaintop Removal Week in Washington (http://www.ilovemountains.org/action/wiw2008) -- the chance for people like you from all across the country to meet your representatives and ask them to stop the destructive practice of mountaintop removal coal mining.
Last year's week in Washington was a tremendous success -- not to mention a lot of fun. More than 100 people from 19 states came to Washington, holding more than 100 meetings with Congressional offices and 20 face-to-face meetings with Members of Congress.
The result? People like you helped us gain 16 new co-sponsors for the Clean Water Protection Act (CWPA, http://ilovemountains.org/resources#mtrcwpa) --which would sharply curtail mountaintop removal coal mining -- in just three days in Washington.
And because the Week in Washington helped build Congressional momentum foraction on mountaintop removal coal mining, the CWPA now has a historic 126co-sponsors (http://ilovemountains.org/action/write_your_rep/).
This year's week in Washington is more important than ever. With the coal industry set to spend more than $35 million this year(http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/01/17/AR2008011702837.html)to greenwash the public and Congress, your representatives need to hear from you that the time for action on mountaintop removal coal mining is now.
To learn more about this year's Week in Washington, or to indicate if you're interested in attending, click here: http://www.ilovemountains.org/action/wiw2008