Posts Tagged with "RAMPS"

Twenty Pro-Mountain Activists Held on $500,000 Combined Bail After Shutting Down Hobet Mine

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

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Twenty Pro-Mountain Activists Held on $500,000 Combined Bail After Shutting Down Hobet Mine

Environmental crises are ravaging the country. From tar sands oil pipelines to fracking for natural gas to western coal exports, the fossil fuel industry is literally waging war on the United States. One of the most resisted forms of extraction is mountaintop removal coal mining. In the late 1990′s, a new anti-strip mining movement emerged [...]

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West Virginia Prepares for Mountain Mobilization; July 25-Aug. 1

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

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West Virginia Prepares for Mountain Mobilization; July 25-Aug. 1

“Everything has to get bigger from here. We need to put our backs up against the wall and not back down.” –Larry Gibson, lifelong West Virginian This fight to end mountaintop removal coal mining is not over. And like Larry said, it needs to get bigger and not back off. Mountain fighters from all over [...]

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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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