On November 16, join us as we gather in DC in front of the EPA headquarters alongside community members from Wise County to ask the EPA to Keep Ison Rock Ridge Standing. The Wise Energy Coalition is teaming up with Greater Washington Interfaith Power and Light and other local organizations to bring a few hundred people to the doorstep of the U.S. EPA. The EPA’s authority is all that stands in the way of blasting on Ison Rock Ridge but the agency has indicated that it is considering allowing the permit to move forward! Please join us!
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In Wise County Virginia, a mountain known as Ison Rock Ridge is slated to be destroyed by a 1,200 acre mountaintop removal coal mine. Ison Rock Ridge sits above five small communities made up of 1,800 people. If the permit is approved, the quality of life for these people would effectively be destroyed as well.
The proposed mountaintop removal permit boundary calls for mining 300 feet from some community members’ homes as well as the burying of headwater streams that feed the creeks running through their communities.
Your efforts have held this permit at bay for years but now the EPA is close to making a final decision, and the state is siding with the coal companies. We need to make our voices heard louder than ever by showing up at their doorsteps and demanding justice. Click here to learn more about Ison Rock Ridge.
We hope that you will join us at two major rallies to help bring awareness to the issue and, ultimately, to Keep Ison Rock Ridge Standing!
The EPA Headquarters are located in Washington, DC at 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW right at the Federal Triangle Metro station which is on the Orange and Blue lines. We will be there from 12:00 to 1:00 PM.