FootPrints for Peace presents Walk to Stop Mountain Top Removal

A little information

Mountaintop removal mining
is a form of strip mining in which coal companies use explosives to blast as much as 800 to 1000 feet off the tops of mountains in order to reach the coal seams that lie underneath.

The resulting millions of tons of waste rock, dirt, and vegetation are then dumped into surrounding valleys, burying miles and miles of streams under piles of rubble hundreds of feet deep.

Unfortunately, while Congress is moving to act, mountaintops are still being blown up all over Appalachia. But with your help, we can put a stop to it.

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More helpful information

More than 500
mountains have been
destroyed by
mountain top removal

Here for the Long Haul
© 2011, Joseph Gorman, B.M.I.

Please join us for a single step or the entire walk as we

Walk for a
Sustainable Future

We will gather in Prestonsburg KY on Feb.2nd and at 11:30 for lunch followed by a tour of a mountain top removal site and see
first hand how contaminated the water around these sites are.

The walk will start on Feb. 3, 2011 in Prestonsburg, KY, finishing in Frankfurt on Feb. 14 in support of
I Love Mountains Day

If you are outraged by this destruction of Appalachia, consider joining this walk and carrying a message to Frankfort.
Please bring bikes, music, banners and good humor.

Map of the Route

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Dates and cities
Some locations are close to but not where we will actually stop for the day

Feb 3rd — Ivyton Kentucky
Feb 4th — Close to Elsie Kentucky
Feb 5th — Helechawa Kentucky
Feb 6th — Campton Kentucky
Feb 7th
  Slade Kentucky
Feb 8th — Stanton Kentucky
Feb 9th — Winchester Kentucky
Feb 10th —
Winchester Kentucky
Feb 11th — Lexington Kentucky
Feb 12th — Versailles Kentucky
Feb 13th — Frankfort Kentucky
Feb 14th we will join with members of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth for the I Love Mountains Day event.

 How can help us?
Organize a overnight
Organize a pot luck dinner
Organize an event in any of these locations
where we can meet with the community
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