Posted by Trish Riley, February 14, 2011

More than six years after Kentucky became the first state in the nation to introduce a bill that would halt the dumping of toxic coal mining wastes into headwater streams and effectively rein in the devastating fall-out of mountaintop removal operations, a group of affected coalfield residents, retired coal miners and bestselling authors have launched a sit-in in the office of Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear this morning.

Why Kentucky Can’t Wait. Will this historic sit-in serve as a catalyst to end the 40-year ravages of mountaintop removal mining?

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To read the full story from the Huffington Post, click here.

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