For Immediate Release
Sludge Watch Collective 304-854-7372
Breaking: Civil Disobedience at WV Mountaintop Removal and Coal Sludge Impoundment Sites
COAL RIVER VALLEY, WV - Activists are engaged in two separate civil
disobedience actions this morning as part of the continuing campaign to
end mountaintop removal. 9 people have locked themselves to mining
equipment on a Patriot Coal mountaintop removal mine on Kayford
Mountain and another team of activists has spread a 20×60 foot banner
on the surface of Massey Energy's Brushy Fork coal slurry impoundment
near Pettus, W.Va. The activists are part of a coalition that includes Mountain Justice, Climate Ground Zero and concerned individuals.
At noon today, more protesters are expected to converge at the gate
to the Brushy Fork dam with hundreds of pairs of shoes to represent the
number of immediate deaths should the dam fail.
More details to follow. Video, still images and breaking news will be posted continually to www.mountainjustice.org.
This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.
Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do.
It’s Getting Hot in Here is the voice of a growing movement, a collection of voices from the student and youth leaders of the global movement to stop global warming. Originally created by youth leaders to allow youth to report from the International Climate Negotiations in Montreal, It’s Getting Hot in Here has since grown into a global online community, with over 100 writers from countries around the world.