Coal is Dirty Exclusive
The latest title from award winning historian Jeff Biggers
Today another important book in the ongoing fight for the people of Appalachia hits bookstores. Reckoning at Eagle Creek, Jeff Bigger’s latest release takes us on a journey into the secret history of coal mining in the American heartland. Set in the ruins of his family’s strip-mined homestead in the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois, Biggers delivers a deeply personal portrait of the largely overlooked human and environmental costs of our nation’s dirty energy policy over the past two centuries.
It’s ON! This is how 2010 begins in the Coal River Valley, with a non-violent bang not a whimper.
After almost a year of sustained direct actions in southern West Virginia, three Climate Ground Zero activists scaled trees to stop blasting on Coal River Mountain. David Aaron Smith, 23, Amber Nitchman, 19 and Eric Blevins, 28 are on platforms approximately 60 feet up three tulip poplar trees. They are located next to where Massey Energy is blasting to build an access road to the Brushy Fork Impoundment on its Bee Tree Strip Mine.
2 Activists Stop Generator Bound for NC Coal Plant
Concerned citizens block shipment of generator to Cliffside Coal Plant.
Responding to Harmful Government Inaction, Protestors Lockdown on Drilling Rig at Bee Tree Mine Site
Activists to Rally at WV Dept. of Environmental Protection HQ
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.
WV Dept. of Environmental Protection Finds Coal Company Using Too Large a Load of Explosives.
So we’re in the midst of a campaign to save Coal River Mountain and end mountaintop removal.
Over 63,000 Email Government Agencies Calling to Stop the Blasting
Build Up for End MTR Day of Act
Coalfield uprising continues in the fight to end Mountaintop removal coal mining
QUARRIER, W.Va.- Four protestors locked down to a coal truck entering a mine site in the vicinity of Quarrier and Decota at 7 a.m. this morning. Four other protestors joined them on the Kanawha County site, hanging two banners; one across the haul road and another on the back of the truck. The first banner read “Stop,” the second “Stop Mountaintop Removal.”
Mr. Jamie Dimon
Chairman and CEO
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
270 Park Ave NY NY 10017
Dear Mr. Dimon,