Dating commercial mountaintop
According to Paul Corbit Brown, from the Keeper of the Mountains campaign group in the Appalachians, more than 20 peer-reviewed scientific studies had shown that MTR brought illness and death to mining communities.He told the Sunday Herald: "The studies estimate more than 4000 excess deaths in Appalachia annually, as a result of exposure to environmental pollution by coal mining." Corbit Brown, who is due to speak at a public meeting in Edinburgh tomorrow evening, accused RBS of unethical investment.
Campaigners will be calling for the bank to pull out of MTR.Not only is the environment trashed and sights of natural beauty destroyed, but the process also releases toxic wastes into streams, pollutes the air and threatens the health of local communities.A number of major American mining companies have benefited from RBS money.Paul Daly, corporate accountability campaigner with Friends of the Earth Scotland, said: "RBS is still financing corporations which undertake horrific operations like MTR, threatening the local environment and adding to climate change globally."The corporations financed by RBS act with complete disregard for local residents, spreading toxic chemicals in the air, water and soil.If you are a site administrator and have been accidentally locked out, please enter your email in the box below and click "Send".
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"There is nothing ethical about mountaintop removal," he said.