Saturday, September 01, 2007

So much has happened, so little time

We're in high gear. The White House is trying to change a major rule, the Stream Buffer Zone rule, that will allow for increased mountaintop removal coal mining and remove one of the only grounds on which folks can issue lawsuits against the coal mining companies and the permitting agencies. See www.700mountains.org for more information. We're in the middle of the 60 day comment period...heading, I hope, not toward disaster but toward a small victory.

In this context, I think of the heroes of the film and what they must face. For every victory, there is another defeat. But now they are mobilizing feverishly.

Maria, Bo, Ben, Donetta, Billy...I'll find out what they have to say and post their comments later this week.

3 comments:

bo said...

The Bush Administration change to the buffer zone rule is an act of terrorism against United States Citizens. The constitution and the rights of those living near the bombing and toxic fallout from these criminal operations is being trashed by the imperialistic regime of George Bush.

project rover said...

Bush and his EPA lackeys are the real evil-doers. We need to get West Virginia out of harms way!

project rover said...

Bush and his EPA lackeys are the real evil-doers.

We need to get West Virginia out of harm's way!