Save Tennessee's Mountains and Streams from the National Coal Corporation
28 Feb 2005 00:52 GMT
Our mountains are the oldest in the world. At over a billion years old, they are living museums. Indeed, because of their location, the Cumberland Mountains were a haven for species fleeing from the glaciers of the last Ice Age and so the forests of the Cumberland Plateau harbor plants and animals that exist nowhere else and thus are windows into the past. The future unfortunately is one of destruction and greed. In clear violation of the law, coal companies have begun to rip the mountains apart to further their own profit and greed and get at the coal beneath.