|"Former industry lobbyists working as agency heads and department deputies issued the so called
'fill rule' to remove 30-year-old laws barring coal companies from dumping mining waste into streams.
This step cleared the way for mountaintop removal, which within a few years could flatten an area of the
Appalachians the size of Delaware. This change must be reversed to restore the original intent of the
Clean Water Act and prevent mining companies from using our streams and rivers as dumps."
- Robert F. Kennedy Jr in WE ALL LIVE DOWNSTREAM
|WE ALL LIVE
is a multi-genre anthology of noted authors
and young writers speaking out against
mountaintop removal coal mining.
There is the fifth-grader who vows to fight the
destruction until he's "laid in the ground,"
the college student who recalls her shock and
heartbreak at first seeing a mountaintop removal site,
the best-selling novelist who believes that "to destroy
mountains is to spit in the face of God."
This startling collection includes writers from
17 states and features material from
celebrated artists and activists such as
Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Wendell Berry,
Earl Hamner, Ashley Judd, Silas House,
Denise Giardina, Erik Reece,
Bobbie Ann Mason, Bob Edwards,
Penny Loeb, Hal Crowther, Jean Ritchie,
Terry Tempest Williams, Jeff Biggers,
Ann Pancake, George Ella Lyon, Ben Sollee
and many more.
Edited by journalist & activist
(coauthor of Something's Rising),
this book presents a
rallying chorus of dissent
against a reckless industry
and drives home the point that energy
(particularly domestic coal)
is everyone's issue …
not only at the source but
all the way "downstream."
Includes fiction, nonfiction, poetry,
lyrics, photographs, poster art
ask your local bookstore to order it!
(distributed by Ingram)
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We All Live