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Honoring Larry Gibson, The Keeper of the Mountain
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Honoring Larry Gibson, The Keeper of the Mountain

CLEVELAND — Larry Gibson, who died Sunday at the age of 66, was the soul of courage, warmth and love. He who inspired generations of people, including many of us from Ohio Citizen Action, to join him in protecting his beloved Appalachian mountains from the scourge of mountaintop removal coal […]

Prominent W.Va. environmental activist Gibson dead at 66
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Prominent W.Va. environmental activist Gibson dead at 66

CHARLESTON, WV — “Larry Gibson, a vocal opponent of the controversial practice of mountaintop removal mining and organizer of the long-running Mountain Keeper Music Festival, died of an apparent heart attack while working at his cabins on Kayford Mountain, his daughter, Victoria, said Sunday night. …’When my dad passed away […]

Murray Energy sues WV newspaper, reporter for libel
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Murray Energy sues WV newspaper, reporter for libel

LOUISVILLE, KY — “Murray Energy Corporation filed suit against environment reporter Ken Ward Jr. and the Charleston Gazette last month, and the case was recently transferred to federal district court. The complaint is on behalf of Murray Energy, its subsidiaries, and owner Bob Murray. According to the complaint, an article […]

Judy’s Plank: Democratic party platform must call for end to mountaintop removal crime
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Judy’s Plank: Democratic party platform must call for end to mountaintop removal crime

CHARLOTTE, NC — “The Democrats have nothing to lose.  And everything to gain–especially the health and lives of residents in the coal mining areas of central Appalachia. Calling it ‘Judy’s plank,’ in honor of beloved West Virginia mountaineer Judy Bonds, whose untimely death in 2011 served as a wakeup call […]

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Besieged coalfield residents denounce court decision against EPA rules on mountaintop removal

WASHINGTON, DC — “In a shocking blow to besieged Appalachian coalfield residents today, U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton ruled in favor of a coal industry law suit, striking down the EPA’s modest guidance r ules on mountaintop removal mining. Despite the mounting evidence of devastating human and health impacts […]

Daring protesters shut Down Obama backed strip mine in West Virginia
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Daring protesters shut Down Obama backed strip mine in West Virginia

LINCOLN COUNTY, WV — “Ramping up renewed efforts to end mountaintop removal mining in central Appalachia, scores of protesters staged a daring action at the controversial Hobet strip mine today in Lincoln County, West Virginia, shutting down operations through a series of coordinated lock downs, tree-sits and banner drops. In […]

Music for the Mountains CD now available as a digital download
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Music for the Mountains CD now available as a digital download

CINCINNATI — The Music for the Mountains 2011 compilation is now available as a digital download from This Is American Music! Twenty songs by artists like Magnolia Mountain, The Tillers, The Hiders, Shiny and the Spoon, Duquette Johnston, Chuck and Lisa from Wussy, Joey Kneiser from Glossary, Frontier Folk Nebraska, […]

Report: Mountaintop removal coal exports rising
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Report: Mountaintop removal coal exports rising

WASHINGTON, DC — “As House Republicans this morning begin another in a series of their hearings trying to somehow turn the federal Office of Surface Mining’s somewhat bumbling efforts to rewrite the stream “buffer zone” rule into an attack on jobs as part of the Obama administration’s alleged “war on […]

Obama’s August surprise in coal country? Mountaintop removal moratorium and green jobs plan?
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Obama’s August surprise in coal country? Mountaintop removal moratorium and green jobs plan?

TUCSON, AZ — “As the ravages of mountaintop removal coal mining–including the re-emerging scandal of reckless black lung policies on strip miners–continue to mount despite the shift of coal production to the heartland and western Power River Basin–President Obama has an election-year opportunity to declare an armistice in the polarized […]

Sen. Rockefeller: ‘I’ve just had it’ with coal industry
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Sen. Rockefeller: ‘I’ve just had it’ with coal industry

CHARLESTON — “And in case you didn’t notice it, two words that weren’t mentioned in Sen. Rockefeller’s speech? That’s right: Mountaintop removal. That’s one key difference between this speech and the coal remarks from Sen. Byrd, who took on the controversial issue, saying: The increased use of mountaintop removal mining […]