Posts Tagged with "Coal River Mountain"

Coal River Tree-sitter Sentenced To 7 Days In Jail

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

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Coal River Tree-sitter Sentenced To 7 Days In Jail

Direct action is not as glamorous as many would have you believe. Days, weeks, or years in jail or prison is not easy. But fighting to save precious land and communities is damned motivating. Coal River Mountain tree-sitter Catherine-Ann has just been sentenced to seven days in a West Virginia regional jail. Her crime? She [...]

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Tree-Sit Stops Mountaintop Removal Blasting on Coal River

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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Tree-Sit Stops Mountaintop Removal Blasting on Coal River

I love the smell of direct action in the morning. Last week, I was part of Earth First! and Northern Rockies Rising Tide taking over the governor of Montana’s offices in protest of tar sands development, and this morning, the RAMPS Campaign put a couple of tree-sitters up on Coal River Mountain to stop mountaintop [...]

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Activists Stop Strip Mining Machine on Coal River Mountain

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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“It was usually around July you could go up there and sit and it was like the annual bear gathering up there… The whole area was full of laurels. The bears had tunnels through them, it was so thick…What’s going on today you know with the Brushy Fork of course, that whole area has just [...]

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Letter from a West Virginia Jail

Friday, February 5, 2010

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Last week, Eric Blevins came down from a nine day tree-sit on Coal River Mountain. He then spent a couple of days in jail. While in jail, he wrote this letter to the Register-Herald in Beckley, WV and then dictated it over the phone to a support person at Climate Ground Zero. This week, we [...]

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King Coal Sues Tree-sitters in Federal Court

Monday, February 1, 2010

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The nine day Coal River Mountain tree-sit that ended on Friday has entered a new phase. Mining giant Massey Energy has filed for a temporary restraining order (TRO) in federal court and sued five activists that were part of the action for $75,000 in damages. Ken Ward from the WV Gazette posted the order by [...]

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Nine-Day Tree Sit Ends at Coal River Mountain

Friday, January 29, 2010

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After enduring over a week of ice and rain, mind-numbing noise abuse and harassment by Massey security, Eric and Amber came down today. The Climate Ground Zero tree sitters vowed that the fight to save Coal River Mountain and stop mountaintop removal is far from over.

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Coal River Tree Sit Continues As Does the Noise Abuse; Gov. Manchin Asked to Help

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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After almost a week of preventing blasting on Coal River Mountain, tree-sitters with Climate Ground Zero and Mountain Justice still continue to prevent Massey’s blasting near the Bee Tree site. Massey security blasts air horns 24 hours a day, and bright lights at night, with hopes of forcing the sitters down. Despite the audio and [...]

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Tree Sit Day 5: Call In Day “Stop the Noise”

Monday, January 25, 2010

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The fight over Coal River Mountain is escalating. Miners are using loud air horn like noises and bright lights to keep the tree-sitters up at all hours in hopes of bring them down. To counter this tactics, the tree-sitters have called the state police (which shut the noise down for a while) and now Climate [...]

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In the Wake of Harrassment and Cold Weather, the Coal River Tree Sits Stays Strong

Friday, January 22, 2010

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The three tree sitters positioned near Massey’s Bee Tree Strip Mine on Coal River Mountain weathered their first night with Massey’s attempts to break them with bright lights and loud noises (those ear plugs come in pretty handy) and cold January weather with no problems at all. Sitting in barren oak trees and a poplar, [...]

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Tree Sitters Occupying Coal River Mountain

Thursday, January 21, 2010

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UPDATE:Ground support held on $1500 bail. They are charged w/ conspiracy & trespass Donate to legal @ http://bit.ly/6tjVsS It’s ON! This is how 2010 begins in the Coal River Valley, with a non-violent bang not a whimper. After almost a year of sustained direct actions in southern West Virginia, three Climate Ground Zero activists scaled [...]

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