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AMP Ohio Coal Plant Canceled

AMP Announces Cancellation on Day that Construction was Set to Begin

This is a nice piece of news. Hopefully the folks in Meigs County, OH will have a good holiday this year in celebrating the cancellation of this proposed plant.

Meigs is ranked as one of the most polluted counties in the country as southeast Ohio is already the site of many coal plants. Nov. 25, 2009 was the day construction on the plant was set to begin, but instead it was the day that AMP announced the cancellation.

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Save Coal River Mountain Rally and Protest; Charleston WV; Dec 7 at 2pm

Activists to Rally at WV Dept. of Environmental Protection HQ
Seriously, if you aren’t going to be Copenhagen, ask yourself why won’t you be in West Virginia defending Coal River Mountain on Dec 7?

As climate justice movements turn towards the floundering talks in Denmark, people in Appalachia are in the fight of their lives to save Coal River Mountain and end mountaintop removal.  On Dec. 7, we’ll be rallying and protesting at the WV Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) demanding that they stop the blasting on Coal River Mountain.

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Philly Activists Protest Blasting On Coal River Mountain

Build Up for End MTR Day of Act
Early Thursday morning, local climate activists dropped a banner reading “Save Coal River Mtn.” from the 18th Street overpass above the Vine Street Expressway. The banner contrasted images of a wind farm and a bulldozer; the bottom read, “Coal Is Over.”
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Anti-MTR Activist Sentenced to 20 Days in Jail After WV Lockdown

The Coming Trend as Direct Action Activists Turn Up the Heat on Mountaintop Removal?
The coming trend in southern West Virginia as direct action heats up on mountaintop removal?

Joseph Hamsher, 22, Sentenced to 20 Days in South West Regional Jail for Lockdown at Massey Regional Headquarters

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Coal River Mountain: “Thus Far and No Further”

Residents and Environmental Vow to Fight to Save Coal River Mountain
We’ve heard and seen evidence that Massey Energy is now clearing and blasting for coal extraction on Coal River Mountain. We’ve had a lot of victories in the past few months, but this is ours and our allies line in the sand. Coal River Mountain is the symbol of our clean energy future and the dirty ugly past where corporations put profit over people.

Coal Rive Mountain is the site of a proposed wind farm.  Studies have shown that its ridges have the highest and most productive wind potential.

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DC Rising Tide:Pepco(al) under Fire for Sourcing Electricity from Coal

Group Does Street Theater on Mountaintop Removal
DC residents with the activist group DC Rising Tide today publicly presented their demands that Pepco stop sourcing electricity from coal, and particularly coal from mountaintop removal coal mining.  The activists made their demands for renewable energy with a theatrical fight between “Pepcoal” and wind power in front of the headquarters of Pepco and its parent company Pepco Holdings.

“As a DC resident receiving my power from Pepco, I am outraged that most of that electricity comes from burning coal, especially from coal f

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Coal River Valley Residents Demand Prevention of Blasting Coal River Mountain

Letter Delivered to Manchin's Mansion
Coal River Valley Residents Demand Prevention of Blasting Coal River Mountain

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – At noon seven people will deliver a letter of concerns and personal statements regarding Massey Energy’s imminent mountaintop removal coal mining on Coal River Mountain to Joe Manchin at the West Virginia Governor’s Mansion. The deliverers have stated that they will refuse to leave until the letter is received and Manchin agrees to the community’s demands. The letter is signed by 13 residents of the Coal River Valley, at least four of whom will be present at today’s event.

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