Posts Tagged with "Mountaintop removal mining"

New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Clean Water Act – In Mountaintop Removal States

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

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New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support for Clean Water Act – In Mountaintop Removal States

A new poll released yesterday of likely voters in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia shows widespread opposition to mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining and overwhelming support for enforcement of the Clean Water Act to better protect rivers and streams from the impacts of MTR. In a statement that accompanies the release, the pollsters said: [...]

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EPA Visits Mountain(top Removal) In Kentucky

Friday, August 20, 2010

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On Tuesday I went to the town of Hazard in Perry County,  Kentucky. It’s a surreal-looking place, if you get up out of the valley onto any viewpoint the panorama that should be rolling hills stretching into the horizon, is missing something. The hill tops have disappeared.  It’s as if the landscape is a jigsaw [...]

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King Coal Ready to Ante-Up for Elections

Monday, August 2, 2010

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Earlier this year, the supreme court ruled in the “Citizens United” case that corporations can spend unlimited funds on candidate elections. The coal industry is getting set to take advantage. The Lexington Herald-Leader obtained a letter sent by Roger Nicholson, senior vice president International Coal Group to other coal companies proposing they pool their resources [...]

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A Safer New School for the Children of Marsh Fork Elementary

Saturday, May 1, 2010

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So happy to get some good news from the Coal River Valley this week. Marsh Fork Elementary School, will be moved to a safer location. West Virginia Governor Manchin held a press conference on Friday to announce that funding has been secured for the move. This announcement follows a six year campaign to get the [...]

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Bringing the Climate Fight to King Coal’s Communities in North Carolina

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

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Activists from around North Carolina have come together in Charlotte to take citizen action against Bank of America in their own company town. To highlight the socio-economic abuses perpetrated by the bank against the communities and ecosystems of Appalachia, several ATMs and bank branches have been shut down, roped off and declared “global warming crime [...]

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