Tennessee Mountain Dreams – Dreams and Resources of the Appalachian Mountains

This morning’s email brought me this message from iLoveMountains.org…

Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposed eliminating a streamlined permitting process — known as Nationwide Permit 21, or NWP 21– which allows coal companies to seek quick approval for their mountaintop removal coal mining projects.

Roughly one-third of mountaintop removal coal mining projects are permitted under nationwide permits, which means that eliminating the streamlined rule will help slow the pace of destruction in Appalachia.

The Army Corps of Engineers is accepting public comments for the next 30 days on its proposal, and they need to hear from you.

via Tennessee Mountain Dreams – Dreams and Resources of the Appalachian Mountains.

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