Seventeen people were arrested May the 23rd in a series of protests against coal industry abuses. In one of three direct actions, two protestors paddled a raft into the middle of Massey’s Brushy Fork impoundment and draped a banner, which read “West Virginia Says No More Toxic Sludge,” across the coal black cesspool of sludge. Obviously the protestors were charged with trespassing, but you will never guess with what else they were cited. Read on.
Archive for mountain justice
My route home to Logan, West Virginia yesterday took me on one of the wildest roads I’ve known. From Beckley I took route 3 to Glen Daniel and continued on 99 through Bolt until it intersected with 85. Starting at the beautiful community of Bolt (home of Little Jimmy Dickens–according to its sign), route 99 begins a steep climb until it ascends the top of a 3500 foot mountain.