Posts Tagged with "virginia"

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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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 Rising Converges on White House in Mass Action, Over 115 Arrested

Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Appalachia Rising Converges on White House in Mass Action Thousands Call for Abolition of Mountaintop Removal in Action at White House; Over 115 arrested in non-violent civil disobedience It was crazy times in our nation’s capitol this last week. Appalachia Rising, a mass mobilization calling for the abolition of mountaintop removal coal mining, converged thousands [...]

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Cracks in Big Coal’s Empire

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” -Gandhi Don Blankenship‘s empire is crumbling. Mountaintop removal coal mining may well be on it’s way out. The money’s drying up. Appalachia is rising in Washington D.C. And we’re seeing some VERY interesting developments on Wall Street and in [...]

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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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Top 3 Ways to Rid U.S. Need for Mountaintop Removal Coal

Monday, August 9, 2010

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Those of us who are working to stop mountaintop removal coal mining are often asked how the United States would meet its energy needs without coal from Appalachia. There are a few answers to that question… 1 Be Energy Efficient One answer is that opportunities for energy efficiency in the US are huge. Individual and [...]

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Reverend Billy: “Let us CHASE the Devil Out of Mountaintop Removal!”

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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We’ve got some friends in New York joining the campaign to end mountaintop removal. Today, I got the following email from Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping: Our new song “Mountain-top” begins with this re-questioning from Dr. King’s last sermon: Have we been to the mountain-top? Did we do all we could do? [...]

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San Francisco:”Welcome to the Saudi Arabia of Coal”

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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RAN’s Coal Campaign is bringing this theatrical production to San Francisco. If are in the Bay and can make, please do! “Welcome to the Saudi Arabia of Coal” An original play by Jeff Biggers. Created by The Coal Free Future Project. Featuring Jeff Biggers, Ben Evans and Stephanie Pistello Directed by Stephanie Pistello Film projection [...]

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Rebranding of Chase as Mountaintop Removal Financier Goes Viral

Monday, February 22, 2010

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Last Thursday, Rainforest Action Network along with several online allies including 350.org, Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, the Waterkeeper Alliance, the Ruckus Society and others re-branded JP Morgan Chase in social media networks as being the largest U.S. funder of mountaintop removal [which is also the truth, BTW]. In the days before, the re-branding of Chase [...]

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Internet to Chase: Stop Destroying the Mountains

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

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JP Morgan Chase is the biggest U.S. financier of mountaintop removal. They have financial relationships with the poster child of mountaintop removal, Massey Energy. That means their money is funds sludge impoundments like Brushy Fork which is currently holding 7 billion gallons of coal waste above the Coal River Valley. Their money funds the dragline [...]

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