The EPA has finally started to undo the raping of the land that George Bush allowed:
Dozens of mountaintop coal-mining permits are being put on hold until the projects’ impacts on streams and wetlands can be reviewed, the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday.
Announced by EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, the move targets a controversial practice by coal mining companies that blasts away whole peaks and sends mining waste into streams and wetlands. It does not apply to existing mines, but to requests for new permits, a number estimated to be as high as 250.
The EPA also urged the Army Corps of Engineers not to issue permits for two new projects unless their impacts were reduced. The projects would allow companies to fill thousands of feet of streams with mining waste at two sites in West Virginia and Kentucky.
Hopefully this is the start to the end of this horrible practice. Since pictures speak louder than words:
Of course the damage is already done, so what could we do with these stripped out mountain tops? Perhaps turn it into a prison for Bush, Cheney and Co.?