for those of you who want to see it with your own eyes here's a great opportunity. The details for the next Mountain Witness Tour:
Saturday, May 13th, 2006. Carpool leaves Lexington at 9am. Starting at noon in Perry County. We'll arrive bank in Lexington by 8pm.
Carpool leaves Lexington from Eastland Shopping Center(off Winchester Rd) near the True Value. For those meeting us in Perry County instead, we willmeet in the parking area next to the gas station atthe Super Wal-Mart in Hazard on Highway 80.
We will take Central KY environmentalists to see Mountaintop Removal (MTR) and other coal-relatedenvironmental problems in Eastern Kentucky to witness first- hand the destruction of coal mining methodslike Mountaintop Removal. We will also buildconnections with Eastern KY activists to facilitate future actions. KFTC’s Mountain Witness Tours are a chance for people who live in and outside coal- producing counties in Kentucky to come together across county and community lines to learn about the true costs of coal on our communities and our state. These tours are an opportunity to be a witness to the abuses of outlaw coal, to take action for better enforcement and laws to protect our communities, and to move towards a better future beyond coal. We will learn about the impacts of an abandoned deepmine and mountaintop removal on people's lives and thesurrounding environment. After seeing the destruction, we will hear stories of local residents, explore ways to make mining agencies accountable, protect communities in Perry County, and advance our legislative campaigns to Save our Streams from Mining Waste and Make our Roads Safe We will start the day with a potluck lunch at noon, so bring food to share if you can. If you can't, though, please don't let that stop you from coming!
FOR MORE INFORMATION,
CONTACT: Dave NewtonDave_HN@yahoo.com420-8919 (Call or email me as soon as possible if you'llbecoming)
SPONSORED BY: Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC) A grassroots citizens’ organization that believes inthe power of citizens, working together, to challenge injustices, right wrongs and improve the a quality of life for all Kentuckians. Other upcoming events can be found online at www.geocities.com/ckkftc/calendar