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Trump Kills Study on Health Impacts of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Posted by on August 22, 2017 in Environment, Environmental Hazards with 0 Comments
Trump Kills Study on Health Impacts of Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Bill Price, senior Appalachia organizing representative for Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign, called it “infuriating that Trump would halt this study on the health effects of mountaintop removal coal mining, research that people in Appalachia have been demanding for years. Trump has once again shown the people of Appalachia that we mean nothing to him. From his proposed budget cuts to the Appalachian Regional Commission, to pushing to take away healthcare from thousands of Appalachian people, to now stripping doctors and scientists of the ability to warn us about the health effects of mountaintop coal removal, Trump’s showing that he’s only been pretending to care about our communities.”

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