I believe as human beings we are out of balance, out of synch with the earth.
I remember lying on the floor of the living room with headphones on when I was four or five years old, listening to the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack.
The coal mining industry is very destructive and it doesn't have to be.
At Christmas our house is like a Donnie and Marie Christmas Special.
But I would lie on the floor and analyze everything. I'd listen to all the strings and the background vocals on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack and try to pick out the different instruments.
For example, colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States. Every four minutes someone is diagnosed, and every nine minutes someone dies.
We can have technology, prosperity, nice homes and cars, but at the same time we must be conscious of what we are dumping into the water, the air and our food.
Florida has tons of entertainment opportunities because Walt Disney World and Universal Studios are there.
So if people will pay attention to what I say because of our success as a group, I am going to use that.
Cancer is just a horrible disease.
Coal companies have a lot of power in the media, and unfortunately a lot of information doesn't get out.
I am not a tree-hugger and I don't think mine is an extreme point of view.
I wanted to help raise awareness, so I created an environmental foundation called Just Within Reach.
Once colon cancer becomes symptomatic, nine times out of ten it is too late.
Prior to that I testified before the Senate subcommittee addressing mountaintop removal.
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