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Mountaintop removal foes rally in Ky., Va.


Hundreds of demonstrators descend on the Capitol in Frankfort, Ky. to call for an end to the practice of mountaintop removal coal mining, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010. (AP Photo/Ed Reinke)

Hundreds of folks who oppose mountaintop removal coal mining gathered for rallies today in Frankfort, Ky., and in Richmond, Va.

My buddy Jim Bruggers of the Louisville Courier-Journal has a report on the Kentucky rally here. That event came as Kentucky lawmakers consider renewable energy legislation and a separate measure meant to push U.S. EPA not to cap greenhouse gas emissions.

In Virginia, activists were gathering as lawmakers there considered the “stream saver bill,” or legislation aimed at outlawing valley fills.

If you see more media coverage of either event, please feel free to post links…