Archive for Coal River Mountain

Flip-Flopping for Mountaintop Removal

Posted in Save Appalachia with tags , , , , , on December 22, 2009 by ezlnwv

When it comes to stopping Massey Energy from destroying Coal River Mountain, the last (largely) untouched ridge in South Central West Virginia, Governor Joe Manchin is adament that he does not get involved in the permitting process for mountaintop removal.

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An Open Letter to President Obama

Posted in Save Appalachia with tags , , , on February 20, 2009 by ezlnwv

[The following letter was written by Bo Webb, a resident of West Virgnia’s Coal River Valley. Bo is requesting that this letter be spread far and wide so that, just maybe, it will get someone’s attention.

At the conclusion of this letter, I have posted a music video so powerful that according to Bo, “if this doesn’t fire your rear-end up, then nothing will.” ]

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The Fight Against MTR, Round-up #3

Posted in Save Appalachia with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 19, 2009 by ezlnwv

Looking for a way to fight mountaintop removal from home?  Here is your chance. Please take it!

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Mike Roselle is a Threat to the Powers That (shouldn’t) Be

Posted in Save Appalachia, Social and Political Commentary with tags , , , , , , , , on February 17, 2009 by ezlnwv

Coal River Mountain is the only mountain left largely intact in South-Central West Virginia. It is the mountain in the background of the blog title and the subject of my post A Scenic Wonderland.  It is also under attack.

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Are you listening, Mr. Obama?

Posted in Save Appalachia with tags on February 3, 2009 by ezlnwv

On Tuesday morning, five residents of West Virginia’s Coal River Valley chained themselves to a bulldozer on a mountain top removal site. Later this afternoon, eight more residents were arrested while at the gate of the same site.

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