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Reckoning at Eagle Creek hits bookstores

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.

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Tree Sitters Occupying Coal River Mountain

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.

Lockdown on the Cliffside Coal Plant Generator

2 Activists Stop Generator Bound for NC Coal Plant

Concerned citizens block shipment of generator to Cliffside Coal Plant.

Breaking:Protestors Stop Blasting on Coal River Mountain

Responding to Harmful Government Inaction, Protestors Lockdown on Drilling Rig at Bee Tree Mine Site

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.

Massey Cited for 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.


Save Coal River Mountain 2.0

Over 63,000 Email Government Agencies Calling to Stop the Blasting

At the end of last week, a number of organizations took online action to save Coal River Mountain.

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.”

Four Lock Down to Coal Truck on Kanawha County Strip Site

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.”

Bill McKibbon to Jamie Dimon: No MTR!

Bill McKibbon, author, activist, and founder of is helping to put the pressure on JPMorgan Chase to stop financing mountaintop removal coal mining! Check out his letter to Jamie Dimon, below:







Mr. Jamie Dimon
Chairman and CEO
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
270 Park Ave NY NY 10017

Dear Mr. Dimon,

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