Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Peitition
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When you drink of clear water, must you foul the rest with your feet? Ezekiel 34:18
As part of our prophetic witness, we take a stand against the injustice of mountaintop removal coal mining and the devastating impacts it has on Creation and local communities' health and livelihoods.
Over the past 20 years, mountaintop removal mining has left thousands of communities in extreme poverty, destroyed 14 million acres of forest and 2,000 miles of headwater streams, and leveled 501 mountains.
Mountaintop removal puts nearby communities at risk from: mudslides, flooding, loss of crops, and increased levels of birth defects, respiratory disease, and cancer.
Please sign the petition to endorse the statement below:
We are called to protect Earth, for as the Psalmist declares:
The Earth is the Lord's, and all that is in it, the world, and those who live in it.
I urge you to protect God's Creation by acting as a steward of the abundant Creation God has given us to share equitably among all people. Please stop the destructive practice of mountaintop removal coal mining.
Sign the petition. Click here.
We have this petition available in a paper postcard format, as you can see in the image to the right. If you would like to share this petition with your faith community as an offering of letters, email Will and he will send you the paper postcards.