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Mountaintop Removal: Environmental and Human Destruction for Profit (tags)
Rep. Hechler: Keep Hellraising! (tags)
17 arrested in anti-mountaintop removal civil disobedience
green vs green (tags)
On a cool spring morning a quarter century ago, a place in Pennsylvania called Three Mile Island exploded into the headlines and stopped the US nuclear power industry in its tracks. What had been billed as the clean, cheap, limitless energy source for a shining future was suddenly too hot to handle.
HELP BAN STRIP MINING IN TENNESSEE (tags)
help us abolish strip mining
Earth First! blockades Virginia coal plant (tags)
Early this morning, activists with Earth First! and Rising Tide North America set up a non-violent blockade of American Electric Power's (AEP) nearly 50 year old Clinch River coal fired electric facility. Emitting millions of pounds of pollutants yearly, the Clinch River coal plant threatens the health and lives of thousands of downwind residents and the surrounding environment. Burning coal is not only a primary factor behind global climate change, but also drives the expansion of large scale strip mining. Large scale surface mining destroys forests, streams and communities as it alters the Appalachian landscape forever.
International alliance calls for end to term “clean coal,” responsible transition (tags)
In Response to the growing and unfortunate trend among environmental and social justice groups use of the industry and government created term "clean coal," West Virginia Citizen's Action Group, Coal River Mountain Watch launched an internationally circulated sign-on letter calling for a unification of these groups against this sort of industry doublespeak which makes it so much harder for those working towards positive change to achieve it. Over 80 Organizations and prominent individuals have signed on at the time of the release. Please view the letter and add your name too at www.crmw.net.
Successful Week of Anti-Mountaintop Removal in Lexington (tags)
During the week of June 13 in Lexington, KY, a meal of toxic coal sludge scraped out of a stream in eastern Kentucky was delivered to the president of a coal advocacy group, hundreds of concerned citizens attended an anti-mountain top removal (MTR) rally and march that ended at Kentucky Utility's headquarters, a film festival educated Lexingtonians about the dangers of strip mining and its repercussions, and activists passed out literature on the streets, all part of Mountain Justice Summer's week in Lexington, Kentucky.
Stop Mountaintop Removal! A call to action March 31st! (tags)
Down with King Coal! Save Appalachia - Stop Mountaintop Removal! Take Action on March 31! Our demand is simple – stop mountaintop removal and all forms of surface mining for coal. Groups and individuals across Appalachia are rising in united nonviolent protest against the increasing cultural and environmental devastation caused by this most destructive form of mining. Mountaintop removal results in loss of life, loss of employment, destruction of homes, and elimination of communities throughout the coalfields.
Mountain Top Removal/Feb 10 a call to action (tags)
Call to Action! Down with King Coal! Save Appalachia - Stop Mountain Range Removal! Take Action on February 10th! There is an institution near you complicit in mountain range removal coal mining. A coal company, an electric utility, a government office, a bank, a lobbying firm. This is a call for a simultaneous day of action against mountain range removal across Appalachia, the US and the world. Be as loud as you can in protest of watershed destruction! Protest! Demonstrate! Make some phone calls! Send some email! Turn off the lights! Take direct action! Our demand is simple – stop mountain range removal and all forms of destructive strip mining for coal.
Human Face of MTN Range Removal Mining - Call To Action in Appalachia (tags)
There is a not only a dreadful ecological toll to Mountain Range Removal--but it has a human face as well. This is a call to action. The picture is of Jeremy Davidson, 3, was killed when a boulder was dislodged by a bulldozer and came crashing through his bedroom from a Mountain Top Removal site. He was crushed in his sleep. The picture was taken by Michael Williamson.
CLEAR LIES PART 2: King Coal: The Sell Out of America's Skies (tags)
The Clear Skies Initiative is a litany of lies concocted to justify the infamous Bush-Cheney Energy Plan. The cornerstone of this disastrous anti-human health, anti-environmental scheme: COAL.
CLEAR LIES PART: King Coal -- the Sellout of America's Skies (tags)
Assuming that Americans will be focused, open-mouthed and drooling over the mainstream media coverage of the Bush UK tour, the GOP goons in Congress are ramming through the Bush-Cheney energy bill -- the BIGGEST CORPORATE GIVEAWAY IN US HISTORY
It's Not Easy Confronting King Coal (tags)
The CONVERGENCE of environmental, social and economic justice elements in mountaintop removal provided common ground among the forest protection and coal activist communities.