10 Nov 10
ome great news.   You’ve heard lots about the “youth climate movement,” but how about a little love for our elders fighting to better their communities and end climate change fueling mountaintop removal.

My friend and close ally, Bo Webb of the Coal River Valley, has won the prestigious Purpose Prize for his efforts in ending mountaintop removal.

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4 Nov 10

Repost from the RAN Understory

by Amanda Starbuck

I’m saying ‘Thank you’ this week to PNC bank — which has just released its public position on Mountaintop Removal (MTR) Coal Mining.

Here’s PNC’s policy in full — and a key extract:

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27 Oct 10
The anti-coal movement is on the move against PNC.

PNC: Stop Funding Mountaintop Removal

Nov. 18 Day of Action against PNC’s Mountaintop Removal Investments

Join Rainforest Action Network and allies all over Appalachia and the country in stopping PNC’s investments in mountaintop removal.

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27 Oct 10
As the last of the EPA's show hearings on coal ash wraps up in Knoxville, TN today, PolluterWatch and DeSmogBlog released new research on the raft of meetings that lobbyists got at the White House and a Who's Who of coal ash lobbyists. 
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20 Oct 10
After a successful mobilization a few weeks ago in Washington D.C., the mountain justice movement is meeting again this weekend for Mountain Justice Fall Summit on Kayford Mountain, West Virginia. Kayford is the home of anti-MTR activist Larry Gibson.

Expect lots of good stuff to be happening at Kayford this weekend.

Mountain Justice Fall Summit on Kayford Mountain!

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15 Oct 10
Great news today about the Spruce mine.

Another nail in the coffin for mountaintop removal.  We’re part of a mass grassroots movement using legal, political, community and direct action tactics over and over to end this atrocious practice.   A few weeks ago, it was Appalachia Rising, next week it’ll be Mountain Justice Fall Summit on K

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