Calling it "clean coal," Obama has allowed the continuation of hydrofracking and mountaintop mining real threats to the ecosystem and health that add to the fossil fuel consumption that's pumping green-house gases into the atmosphere.
What does MTM stand for?
MTM stands for Mountaintop Mining (surface mining technique)
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- Monetary Transmission Mechanism (economics)
- Monitoring Tailor-Made (workshop)
- Monster Truck Madness
- More Than Memories (Schaumburg, IL)
- Mother to Mother (Burlington, VT)
- Motivating Team Members (business workshop)
- Mountain Home (Amtrak station code; Mountain Home, ID)
- Mouth to Mouth
- Move the Money
- Movement-to-Music (software)
- Multi-Taper Method
- Multi-Task Machining (a multiple spindle, metal cutting machine)
- Multi-Task Monitor
- Multi-Technology Mix
- Multidisciplinary Team Meeting (healthcare)
- Multimedia Terminal Mobile (mobile phones)
- Multitracker Module (a digital music format)
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As crafted by the groups, the new American Clean Energy Agenda calls for a number of bold steps, including: phasing out nuclear power, natural gas, coal and industrial biomass in favor of efficient use of renewable, non-polluting resources; opposition to a "clean energy standard" that includes coal, nuclear, oil, gas and unsustainable biomass; retooling federal "loan guarantees" to make smarter investments in renewable energy; greater emphasis on renewable energy and energy efficiency programs; and avoiding a future in which Americans suffer the consequences of mountaintop mining for coal and fracking of shale gas that is then exported for use in other nations.
Although not in a range considered toxic, the pollutant doses were high enough to probe the possible effects of occupational exposures to such engineered materials and nanopollutants associated with mountaintop mining.
Appalachian counties where mountaintop mining is prevalent report that they suffer from poor health significantly more often than residents of other counties, according to a study in the May issue of APHA's American Journal of Public Health.
In mountaintop mining, before the underlying coal can be extracted, the land is cleared of forest and other vegetation.
The actress said in a statement that she anticipated criticism from "cunning and greedy" coal companies when speaking out against mountaintop mining.
Under current practices, the new requirements would all but eliminate mountaintop mining.
A rare step in three decades of mountaintop mining in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia, the decision was the first time the EPA has proposed to veto a mine that already had received a permit.