Posts Tagged with "Mountain Justice"

Virginia Residents March to Celebrate Ison Rock Ridge and Protest Mountain’s Pending Demise

Friday, May 27, 2011

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Virginia Residents March to Celebrate Ison Rock Ridge and Protest Mountain’s Pending Demise

Ison Rock Ridge is a mountain in southwest Virginia under attack by coal companies seeking to blow the top off of it for seams of coal. Today in Appalachia, VA, 50 Virginia residents and Mountain Justice activists marched through the town to celebrate Ison Rock Ridge and protest it’s pending demise. Here’s the press release: [...]

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Appalachia Needs You! Join Mountain Justice May 20th-27th

Monday, April 25, 2011

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Appalachia Needs You! Join Mountain Justice May 20th-27th

Last Saturday at Powershift 2011, climate activist Tim DeChristopher challenged the climate movement to join Appalachian groups in their campaign to stop mountaintop removal. He called for waves of activists, young and old, to occupy mountaintop removal mine sites and create a crisis for the coal industry and for political administrations that allow mountaintop removal [...]

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Appalachian Activist Fights Mountaintop Removal with Purpose

Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Appalachian Activist Fights Mountaintop Removal with Purpose

Some great news. RAN’s longtime friend and ally, Bo Webb of the Coal River Valley, has won the prestigious Purpose Prize for his efforts in ending mountaintop removal. The Purpose Prize goes to social entrepreneurs over 60 who, in their encore careers, are using their experience and passion to make an extraordinary impact on society’s [...]

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Mountain Justice For Appalachia

Monday, August 23, 2010

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It was only 5 years ago, that a group of Appalachian residents, southeastern Earth First!ers, students, crusty punks, environmentalists and many others came together for the first Mountain Justice Summer (MJS). In the summer of 2005, they traveled around to a number of communities being destroyed by mountaintop removal to offer solidarity and support. The [...]

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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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We All Heart Mountains

Thursday, February 11, 2010

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It’s time to celebrate the official “I Love Mountains” Day today. Today in the capitols of Kentucky and Virginia, coalfield residents, coal miners and people from all over Appalachia will be joining environmentalists for historic rallies calling for an end to mountaintop removal (MTR.) Kentucky, home to almost a third of all MTR permits will [...]

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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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