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Tell the AMHT No Coal!

May 9, 2012

Would you sacrifice the health of one person for another?  Of course not!  Unfortunately, the Alaska Mental Health Trust (AMHT) is on course to do just that.  The AMHT wants to develop large-scale coal mines that would trade the health of some to fund projects to promote the health of others.

Coal development is the wrong way to fund health programs! 

People living near coal mines have been found to have higher rates of cardiopulmonary disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hypertension, lung disease (including asthma), and kidney disease.  The AMHT coal development project in the Mat Su would be located in close proximity to neighborhoods and a school

Take action today and tell the AMHT Board of Trustees that coal development is an unacceptable way to fund their programs.  Attend the meeting in Anchorage on Thursday, May 10.

When:     Thursday, May 10 at 4pm

Where:    Trust Authority Building, 3745 Community Park Loop #120, Anchorage

or via teleconference at 1 866-469-3239, Session Number:  808 328 650#  http://amhta.webex.com

If you can’t make the meeting, click here to send a letter to the AMHT Board of Trustees today to let them know that trading the health of some to promote the health of others is just plain wrong.

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