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Day 79: Fearless Coal Slurry Protests Launched: Activists Paddle Boat Across Deadly Impoundment

Activists paddled a boat across the massive Shumate coal slurry impoundment in Raleigh County, in an attempt to draw attention to state inaction on the controversial and deadly 2.8 billion-gallon toxic cesspool that hovers precariously in the West Virginia mountains. 441 more words

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Seven Activists Held On $10,000 Bond For Halting King Coal

  • Seven activists were arrested today for┬áhalting┬áthe delivery of coal to dirty Duke Energy. These activists, James Brady, Elizabeth Mount, Sarah Newman, Gabe Wisniewski, Mickey McCoy, Adam Hall, and Eric Blevins all stood directly in the way and gave Big Coal a direct command: STOP!
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Support Treesitter Catherine MacDougal, Legal Funds Needed

Last summer Catherine Ann MacDougal took to the trees to shut down a mountaintop removal coal mining operation in West Virginia. She lived in a tree for 30 days on the mine site, preventing Alpha Natural Resources from blasting the mountain. 400 more words