Reverend Billy brings the mountaintops back to Chase bank

Written by Amanda Starbuck

Topics: Coal

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We’ve been hearing updates from across the country of activists and groups who are protesting Chase bank’s role in financing mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia.

This may be the most creative protest yet…

On March 21st Rev.Billy and his gospel choir built a mountain in the lobby of a Chase branch on 2nd Avenue & 10th Street in Manhattan, NY made from the “murdered mud” of Coal River Mountain in West Virginia. Perched on top they left a letter for the CEO of Chase Jamie Dimon.

Rev. Billy and choir make a mountain, singing “Bring back the mountain children, Chase is gonna bring back the mountain!”

You can read the Rev’s reflection on the protest here.

2 Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. hollergirl from WV says:

    You tell them preacher! The coal companies is poisoning us.

  2. Its about time the ‘religious’ community speaks out against this immoral/amoral practice that is devastating Appalachia.


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