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“Music for the Mountains 2” nominated for Cincinnati Entertainment Award Album of the Year
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“Music for the Mountains 2” nominated for Cincinnati Entertainment Award Album of the Year

CINCINNATI — “Cincinnati’s alternative news and arts paper, Cincinnati City Beat, announced nominees last week for the 2014 Cincinnati Entertainment Awards, including a nod to “Music for the Mountains 2” for best album. The award ceremony began 17 years ago as a way to recognize the diversity, talent and achievements […]

CDs and T-Shirts available for the holidays or any time
Mountaintop Removal / Ohio Citizen Action

CDs and T-Shirts available for the holidays or any time

Wear your support for Ohio Citizen Action 100% cotton shirts. Men’s brown with green design. Ladies’ yellow with green design. $20 includes shipping Men’s Sizes BROWN small medium large x-large 2x-large 3x-large Ladies’ Sizes YELLOW medium large Music for the Mountains CD – 23 unique tracks not available anywhere else […]

Music for the Mountains 2 CD available for purchase
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Music for the Mountains 2 CD available for purchase

23 unique tracks not available anywhere else List of tracks for the “Music for the Mountains 2″ compilation CD 01 Traditional Fiddle Tune #1 – Uncle Mike Carr 02 Gospel Plow – The Tillers 03 Coal – The Bear 04 Appalachian Home – Magnolia Mountain 05 Sowing on the Mountain […]

Can music save mountains?
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Can music save mountains?

Benefit to spread awareness about mountaintop removal mining returns and IsWhat?! curates a night of art CINCINNATI — “The Music for the Mountains (MftM) project has been a great example of the power music still has to get things done and have a sociopolitical impact. Prior to the music-driven venture’s […]

Music for the Mountains 2
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Music for the Mountains 2

Saturday, October 12, 2013 Southgate House Revival, 111 E 6th St, Newport, KY 4107 Doors 7pm, Show starts at 8pm $15 admission, exclusive companion compilation CD for sale at the event for $10 Advance tickets for sale now 20 bands on 3 stages SANCTUARY 8:05 – 8:35 – Kentucky Timbre […]

Judge’s ruling: Coal over people
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Judge’s ruling: Coal over people

SASSAFRAS, KY — “Senior U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell recently upheld a Corps decision that a 756-acre surface mine near the Knott-Perry county line above the communities of Sassafras and Vicco would ‘not significantly affect the quality of the human environment.’  He later temporarily stayed his ruling to decide […]

Corps invites parties’ input on mining at Blair Mountain
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Corps invites parties’ input on mining at Blair Mountain

CHARLESTON, WV — “The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may include groups such as the Friends of Blair Mountain and the United Mine Workers of America in its efforts to develop an agreement about mining on the historic Blair Mountain Battlefield. …Mari-Lynn Evans, a leader of Friends of Blair Mountain, […]

More leadership, fewer platitudes: McConnell antics no help to E. Ky.
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More leadership, fewer platitudes: McConnell antics no help to E. Ky.

LEXINGTON, KY — “Market forces, not the regulators reviled by McConnell, are what’s killing the coal industry in Eastern Kentucky. And the industry is not rebounding any time soon, say experts, because the region’s thin seams are too costly to mine and therefore can’t compete on price. That a big […]

Appeals court backs EPA’s veto of Spruce Mine
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Appeals court backs EPA’s veto of Spruce Mine

Law gives agency power over permits, 3-0 ruling says CHARLESTON, WV — “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency was clearly within its legal authority when it rejected a permit for one of the largest mountaintop removal mines in West Virginia history, a panel of three federal appeals court judges ruled Tuesday. The […]

Rep. Rahall: ‘No comment’ on coal’s health dangers
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Rep. Rahall: ‘No comment’ on coal’s health dangers

CHARLESTON, WV — “One alert Coal Tattoo reader wondered what Rep. Nick Rahall — whose district is home to more mountaintop removal than any other — made of this renewed legislative effort. Of course, we had a long interview with Rep. Rahall about this a while back (nearly two years […]