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  • Movement to End Mountaintop Removal Wins Huge Court Victory

    Great news! In a huge victory for our water and our future, a federal appeals court stated the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are authorized to enforce laws on water pollution from mountaintop removal mines. After years of effective organizing, our movement pressured the EPA to issue a water […]

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  • Trust in the Land: A stepping-stone to sovereignty and sustainability

    Guest blog by Laura Rigell with Keeper of the Mountain Foundation   The connection between healthy land and human life is easy to ignore in a concrete jungle such as Charleston. Even rural West Virginia has become speckled with Dollar Generals and One Stops, which can provide for all our basic needs. Nevertheless, many residents […]

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  • Appalachian Residents Tour Uranium Mining Sites

    Appalachian residents joined activists and community members from across the US and Canada for the Third Extreme Energy Summit in May 2014.  Learn more about some of the voices of this summit here. As part of the trip, Appalachian residents facing the impacts of mountaintop removal toured sites impacted by uranium mining near Albuquerque, New […]

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  • Voices from the Extreme Energy Summit

    In May, Appalachian residents fighting mountaintop removal coal mining  joined more than 80 leaders from 26 states and Canada to converge in Albuquerque in May 2014 for the third Extreme Energy Extraction Summit. Attendees represented groups that are fighting against the toxic impacts of energy extraction happening in their home communities – including the mining of […]

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  • Victory at Blair Mountain!

    From the Friends of Blair Mountain (Website | Facebook ): 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 […]

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