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Be a Mountain Hero: Stop Mountaintop Removal Mining

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A Hero is Someone Who Doesn't Get Used to This

Mountain Hero Larry Gibson's courage to stand up and speak out against mountaintop removal mining inspired and gave voice to countless other Americans who live with the injustices of environmental pollution and destruction.

Images of Mountaintop Removal Mining

Mountaintop removal coal mining, often described as "strip mining on steroids," is an extremely destructive form of mining that is devastating Appalachia. In just a few decades, more than 2,400 miles of streams and headwaters that provide drinking water for millions have been permanently buried and destroyed.

Mountain Hero Junior Walk: Stand Up and Join My Fight

The late renowned environmentalist and climber David Brower, the namesake of an award that honored Junior, famously said, "Tough mountains build bold leaders." Junior Walk is one of the many courageous and bold leaders whom the Appalachian Mountains have built.