Willie Nelson Joins the Fight Against Mountaintop Removal

Word to the wise, people: Willie Nelson prefers his rivers to flow with whiskey, not the pollutants caused by the mining operation of mountaintop removal.

Willie has now joined up with the Natural Resources Defense Council in the fight against mountaintop removal to help protect Appalachian communities from its effects. In a new video (watch below), Willie sings “America the Beautiful” while mountain after mountain is blasted away and toxic sludge encroaches on residential communities.

On Tuesday, March 25, the House of Representatives will vote on a bill (HR 2824) that would lock into place the ability for mining companies to continue current practices and prevent the Obama administration from making any changes to mining regulations.

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