Posts Tagged with "Coal River Mountain Watch"

West Virginia Chemical Leak Poisons 300,000 Peoples’ Water Supply

Monday, January 13, 2014

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West Virginia Chemical Leak Poisons 300,000 Peoples’ Water Supply

Since last Thursday’s toxic spill, when a coal-processing chemical spilled into West Virginia’s Elk River, roughly 300,000 people have lost access to tap water. Our friends at groups like OVEC, Keepers of the Mountain, Coal River Mountain Watch and Aurora Lights are volunteering and working long days to  drive clean water supplies to desparate and [...]

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Judy Bonds, Presente

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

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Judy Bonds, Presente

“Fight Harder” -Judy Bonds We’re mourning the passing of our friend Julia “Judy” Bonds. She was a mother, a grandmother, a coal miner’s daughter, a national leader in the mountaintop removal abolition movement, a director of Coal River Mountain Watch, and a community organizer. She’d been diagnosed with a very serious case of cancer back [...]

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Activists show support for EPA decision but demand more

Friday, October 2, 2009

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Wednesday, September 30th, the Environmental Protection Agency released a list of 79 pending mountaintop removal permits that  will be held for further review. While the decision signals a strong first step, there are still many more pending permits, not to mention all of the active mining occurring throughout Appalachia, that was not impacted by this decision. [...]

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Daryl Hannah: Why I Was Arrested in Coal River, West Virginia

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

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(Posted by Branden for Daryl who joined RAN’s Michael Brune and others to protest MTR in West Virginia last week.) Why would I fly across the country on my own dime knowing I would most likely end up in jail in one of the poorest parts of America? Well, have you ever heard of MTR? [...]

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Coal River Valley Protests Citi

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

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On Nov 14, 2008, activists from the Coal River Valley, an area hard-hit by mountaintop removal coal extraction, took action against Citi in Beckley, WV.  They distributed fliers outside a Citi Financial office, informed Citi employees that their employer had a major role in destroying their communities, and handed fliers to customers entering the office.  [...]

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Ken Lewis – wish u were here

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

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Last Friday found me up Kayford Mountain in West Virginia, gazing at a horrific Mountaintop Removal site and wishing that Ken Lewis, CEO of Bank of America, were by my side. I had just spent all of last week in the area, meeting with friends and allies, drinking in the incredible scenery, dodging coal trucks [...]

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