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Dear Friend,

Right now, if a company wants authorization for a mountaintop removal coal mining project, they can apply for a streamlined Nationwide Permit 21, restricting the input of local residents and communities on projects that will pollute their streams and valleys with dangerous mining waste.

It's time to speak up against streamlined permits for dangerous mountaintop removal coal mining projects - join us for a hearing in Pittsburgh, PA on October 15th to end this permitting process.

Where: Where: David L Lawrence Convention Center 1000 Fort Duquesne Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 (map)
When: Thursday, October 15th
- Rally for the Mountains: 5:30 at the corner of 10th and Penn Ave, just outside the David Lawrence Center
- Hearing: registration begins at 6pm, the hearing begins at 7pm
Contact: Randy Francisco,

On July 15, 2009, the Army Corps of Engineers announced its intention to modify Nationwide Permit 21 to prohibit its use in the Appalachian region, requiring companies to go through the more rigorous process of applying for an individual permit and allowing residents greater input on projects that will endanger their communities. Stopping Nationwide Permit 21 is the first step towards ending mountaintop removal coal mining all together.

Sign up to attend the hearing and speak out against mountaintop removal coal mining today!

For decades, mountaintop removal and valleyfills have devastated local communities, the economy, and the environment. Today we have the opportunity to slow the destruction, and if we act now, one day we may end it.

Thanks for all that you do to protect the environment.

Mary Anne Hitt
Sierra Club Big Picture Campaign

P.S. Please forward this message to your friends and family and invite them to join you at the hearing!

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