Rainforest Action Network on the Obama's EPA announcement regarding mountaintop removal:
Mountaintop removal, the world’s worst strip mining, is
unacceptable. Period. We don’t believe that MTR can be made “kinder
and gentler”. Blowing the tops off of mountain ranges to harvest dirty
coal harms the people and places of Appalachia, destroys the economic
potential of the Appalachian region for clean energy opportunities and
furthers the burning of climate killing coal.
This is not a practice that needs to be reformed. It is a practice that needs to be abolished.
Read more responses to the announcement here.