Sunday, July 26, 2009
I hope this bill will pass. Nice to see a Republican recognizing the value of national natural treasures in his state and saying no to coal mining companies.
- Alexander has introduced legislation with Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-Md.) to ban the controversial practice of mountaintop-removal coal mining. He said he hopes to stop the shearing of mountaintops in West Virginia and Kentucky and prevent a resurgence of the practice in Tennessee, which has relatively little mining but was the site of mountaintop removal in decades past.