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Mountaintop Removal Protests in D.C.
Sherman is with Appalachia Rising -- a group that has been protesting against mountaintop removal and this weekend held educational events in Washington, D.C. The group states it expects thousands to march on the White House today, including climatologist James Hansen, formerly of NASA. Numerous arrests are also expected. See news release
Biggers is the author of Reckoning at Eagle Creek: The Secret Legacy of Coal in the Heartland and The United States of Appalachia.
He recently wrote "Enthusiasm Gap? Coalfields Rising, Baby," which links to video of the tops of mountains being blown off from a new documentary titled "Deep Down."
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