Mountaintop Removal

Obama’s mountaintop coal mining legacy still to be determined
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Obama’s mountaintop coal mining legacy still to be determined

WASHINGTON, DC — “President Barack Obama’s record in Appalachian and coal mining communities is up for debate five years after his administration took ‘unprecedented steps’ to protect the environment from the effects of mountaintop removal coal mining. The Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Interior […]

Photo by Vivan Stockman, Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, flyover courtesy of Southwings.
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Science and silence: Politicians continue to run from mountaintop removal public health studies

CHARLESTON, SC — “The Obama administration put the brakes on some key U.S. Geological Survey research into the public health effects of mountaintop removal coal mining in Southern West Virginia. As our story reported: Two years ago, Bill Orem and his team of researchers were setting up air monitors in […]

Victory at Blair Mountain!
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Victory at Blair Mountain!

LOGAN CO, WV — “WVDEP has issued an order to Aracoma Coal that will prohibit any surface mining within 1,000 ft. of the Blair Battlefield until 2018 when the permit comes up for renewal. More importantly, OSMRE, a federal agency, has confirmed and established the legal steps to take so […]

“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
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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 smallmediumlargex-large2x-large3x-large Ladies’ Sizes YELLOW mediumlarge Music for the Mountains CD – 23 unique tracks not available anywhere else List of tracks for the “Music […]

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, […]