17 Jun '12, 12am

Child Porn Charge Against Activist an Attempt to Sidestep Discussion Mountaintop Removal | Care2 Causes

Child Porn Charge Against Activist an Attempt to Sidestep Discussion Mountaintop Removal | Care2 Causes

Written by Maurenn Nandini Mitra In case you missed this outrageous bit of absurdity, noted anti-mountaintop removal mining activist Maria Gunnoe was investigated for child porn recently because she tried to show Congressmen a photo of a little girl sitting in a bathtub of polluted water. Gunnoe, who was awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2009 for her efforts to fight mountaintop removal coal mining in West Virginia, was scheduled to testify to the House Committee on Natural Resources on the adverse impacts of the Spruce No. 1 coal mine, the largest proposed strip-mining operation in central Appalachia. This was to be her fourth testimony before the committee. This time, in order to underscore her point, she decided to display a photograph of a five-year-old child sitting in a tub of brown, arsenic-laden water as an example of how runoff from mountaintop removal si...

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