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Watch this video which includes photographs by South Salem photographer J Henry Fair, founder of the Wolf Conservation Center.
If mountain top coal mining was about to take place in Westchester County you can bet it would be stopped in its tracks faster than most people even heard about such an outrageous project that would rip apart our landscape, ruin our water supply and destroy crucial ecological systems. In his blogpost today, South Salem resident and enviro-photographer J. Henry Fair writes
“The Appalachian mountains in West Virginia are home to some of the most beautiful and biodiverse forests in the world. The destruction of these mountains forests and streams is one of the most egregious examples of our short-sighted demand for energy: a folly that is being repeated ad nauseum around the planet. Like children we want what we want and ignore the consequences. So that we can drive our SUV’s and leave our lights and air conditioners on, we blithely sacrifice the systems that sustain us with clean air and water.”
Garrison resident Andrew Revkin, NY Times Dot Earth writer blogs about problems with coal mining, including mountain top coal removal, water contamination, climate change and issues effecting the planet worldwide. Read more here
What can the rest of Westchester residents do today to show your support for people a few states away facing destruction of their backyards and water supply? Click here to call your congress members asap. Then tweet, email or post this to your Facebook pages. Get your friends to make the call. That’s the power of social media at work.
Local Westchester residents care about the fight West Virginians are facing as they battle to save their mountains, water and health.
You can follow me on Twitter @KatonahGreen
You can follow J Henry Fair @jhenryfair
You can follow Andrew Revkin @revkin
Be sure to check the Green Calendar on the left hand side of KatonahGreen.com regularly to see how you can get involved.
Tonight: Westchester Green Drinks at Bedford Post Inn
This Saturday: Harvest Fest at Gossett’s Farm Market, including chef demo and antique apple peeler demonstrations.