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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.


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