These four celebrities have joined award-winning environmental activists, writers, musicians, and others in taking a stand against one of the most worst environmental travesties of our time: mountaintop removal coal mining.
Yes, it is as bad as it sounds – cutting off the top of mountains may be easier to get the coal out, but it also decimates local wildlife, water, and plants. It destroys America’s beautiful vistas and creates the wrong type of American jobs. Many voices have spoken out against mountaintop removal, but now Earth Justice is making their biggest stand yet.
“Mountaintop removal coal mining destroys our natural resources, our communities, our health,” said Edward Norton. “It privatizes all the profit of dirty energy and socializes all the costs to the rest of us. It’s a travesty and a scam and needs to be stopped.”
Edward, Woody, Daryl and John have all taken the time to share their own stories about mountaintop removal and why they strongly oppose it in Earth Justice’s Featured Heroes section of their Mountain Hero petition page.