As hundreds of Kentuckians rallied at the state capitol in support of the Stream Saver bill (HB164), nationally acclaimed author and Henry County farmer Wendell Berry urged the state's politicians to accept their responsibility to end mountain top removal and other strip mining practices that are devastating the land and people of eastern Kentucky. Saying he had lost patience after opposing strip mining for 43 years, Berry called on the crowd to "stand in front of this destruction until it is stopped."
"I Love Mountains Day" took place on Feb. 14 and was organized by Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC) as a day of citizen lobbying and rallying support for the Stream Saver bill, which would protect Kentucky's streams and mountains.
Video by Appalshop Community Media Initiative
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