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Four people were jailed yesterday for stopping a Massey Energy strip mining machine, called a highwall miner, on Coal River Mountain, W.Va. One of them, 22-year-old Jimmy Tobias, graduated this spring from U-Penn
This Monday, Philadelphia community members rallied outside the Philadelphia Region 3 EPA Office to stop mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia. Mountaintop Removal permits are reviewed in Philadelphia and Atlanta EPA Offices.
The crowd chanted "Ending MTR, who has the say? Region 3 of the EPA!", while myself and fellow Rising Tide activist Josh Yoder attempted to enter the building with a letter for senior Region 3 Administrator Shawn Garvin. Read More | Photos
On Monday, March 1, a group of 40 concerned community members members rallied outside the Region 3 EPA building on Arch St in Philadelphia, where they demanded that the Agency stop approving new permits for mountaintop removal (MTR) mining. Philly's Region 3 office reviews MTR permits in Virginia and West Virginia.
On the morning of Thursday, Oct 29, local activists dropped a banner reading "Save Coal River Mountain" in response to blasting on the iconic mountain in Coal River, West Virginia.
PHILA, PA - Early Thursday morning, local climate activists dropped a banner reading "Save Coal River Mtn." from the 18th Street overpass above the Vine Street Expressway. The banner contrasted images of a wind farm and a bulldozer; the bottom read, "Coal Is Over."
One treesitter descends after week of defending people from blasting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA ADVISORY August 31st, 2009
Contact: Charles Suggs 304-854-7372
One tree-sitter to descend after week defending people from blasting
PETTRY BOTTOM, W.Va. – After six full days in an 80-foot-tall poplar tree, Nick Stocks will voluntarily come down at 10:00 a.m. today. Since Tuesday morning, Stocks has been living on a platform 30 feet from Massey Energy's Edwight Surface Mine, preventing further blasting over the community of Pettry Bottom. Stocks will turn himself immediately over to the State Police. Fellow tree sitter Laura Steepleton remains in a neighboring tree with no immediate plans to come down.
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