It was crazy times in our nation’s capitol this last week. Appalachia Rising, a mass mobilization calling for the abolition of mountaintop removal coal mining, converged thousands of coalfield residents and supporters in Washington D.C. for a conference called "Voices of the Mountains" and a mass march and action.
Don Blankenship’s empire is crumbling, rapidly. Mountaintop removal coal mining may well be on it’s way out. The money’s drying up. Appalachia is rising in Washington D.C. And we’re seeing some VERY interesting developments on Wall Street and in Washington.
How long before the compromisers at the EPA and in the Obama administration figure out that there is no kinder gentler version of mountaintop removal coal mining.
PNC Bank is the biggest US financier of Appalachian mountain destruction
LEXINGTON, KY – Concerned citizens rallied in downtown Lexington today to express their anger at PNC Bank for financing mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining. Local activists were joined by members of the group Mountain Justice and residents from mountaintop communities, who spoke out about the direct impact that this destructive form of mining has on their community, health and environment.
And FYI, if this inspires you and you want to take action against Chase, Fossil Fool’s Day is only two days away.
JPMorgan’s War on Nature
How the Wall Street darling underwrites environmental Armageddon.
By Andy Kroll | Tue Mar. 30, 2010 3:00 AM PDT
This week I’m at Mountain Justice Spring Break with folks from all over Appalachia and the east coast. Ex-coal miners, college studens, people from Massachusetts, New York, Rhode Island, Virginia, North Carolina, Kentucky, Tennessee, California, West Virginia and lots more are here.
85 Supporters of Mountain Justice gather at Natural Tunnel State Park for Spring Break
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Today, I got the following email from Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping:
Our new song “Mountain-top” begins with this re-questioning from Dr. King’s last sermon:
Have we been to the mountain-top?
Did we do all we could do?
JP Morgan rains down rock
Exploding loans from the Devil came due…