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Stop State-sponsored MTR posing as Coalfields Expressway

Please come to a important meeting on Wed., Feb. 20 to speak out against MTR and the Coalfields Expressway.

Governor Bob McDonnell and VDOT are pursuing hard a 50 mile mountaintop removal coal mine masquerading as a highway in Southwest Virginia. This road is all about mining coal not about transportation. The highway contractor is Alpha Natural Resources, Virginia’s largest coal company.

This coming Wednesday, the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB), VDOT’s governing body, will be making a decision to approve the coal-industry designed route of the Coalfields Expressway. We will be joining with our allies in the Wise Energy for Virginia Coalition to demand that the CTB not move forward with this dangerous and destructive strip-mine expressway, and we ask you to join us! Help us fight MTR and climate change. Please come if you can.

Who: You and all Virginian’s concerned about state-sponsored Mountaintop Removal

What: Commonwealth Transportation Board meeting vote on the Coalfields Expressway

Where: VDOT Central Office Auditorium, 1201 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA

When: 12:00 noon, Wednesday, February 20th

For more information, contact Marley Green at marley.green@sierraclub.org.

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