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Activists Disrupt Arch Coal Corporate HQ

UPDATE 4:41 pm CST: All activists have been removed after disrupting business as usual at Arch Coal for over 6 hours.  We are still waiting on final confirmation of bail and charges. What a great day! UPDATE: 3:27 pm CST: One activist is still locked down. The corrected bail amount is $1,000. UPDATE 2:51 pm […]

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Announcing Winter Action Camp!

Check Out the 1st Urban Winter Action Camp! Beginning Jan. 7, 2013, RAMPS (Radical Action for Mountain Peoples’ Survival) and MORE (Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment) will be hosting the Winter Action Camp in St. Louis! Apply here today, space is limited! This MORE-RAMPS collaboration is yet another part of the growing national uprising […]

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Patriot to phase out large-scale strip mining!

In a historic move, Patriot Coal announced Nov. 15 its intention to phase out all of its large-scale strip mining in part of a deal in a selenium pollution lawsuit brought by some of our allies.  The latter put out a release today.  Particularly, Patriot has agreed to a 5 year plan to cut surface […]

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Tar Sands Blockade begins 8-person tree-sit

Our friends in Texas have erected a large tree-sit community of eight people with an indefinite amount of supplies to prevent construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline! “Today I climbed a tree in the path of Keystone XL to demand TransCanada stop construction of this dirty and dangerous pipeline. This pipeline is a disaster for […]

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Larry Gibson 1946 – 2012

Larry Gibson, long-time environmental activist, died of a heart attack Sunday, September 10, while working on Kayford Mountain, the family home in Raleigh County which he spent the last decades of his life protecting from the coal mining practice known as mountaintop removal.

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Shaleshock shuts down Shumberger fracking site 5.5 hrs

The National Uprising Against Extraction continues!  Our friends at Shaleshock posted this update to http://dontfrackwithus.org: At around 11am, over 150 people arrived to block the main truck entrance in and out to the Schumberger Facility. 20 of this 150 came prepared to use their bodies to blockade the facility until they were removed by police. […]

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Our Eco-Chaplain’s take on the Mountain Mobilization

Our friend Sarah Vekasi with the Eco-Chaplaincy Initiative filed the following report after returning home from the Mountain Mobilization:   Dearest friends, I have just returned home from providing support at the Mountain Mobilization organized by the R.A.M.P.S. Campaign at the request and guidance of locals in West Virginia. If you do not know what […]

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Anti-coal activists in India send solidarity letter to RAMPS

Sierra Club has posted two solidarity letters from our fellow activists in India, titled “The Bars of Dirty Coal That Hold You Will Be Broken Soon,  Dustin” and “Solidarity With Dustin.” An excerpt from the first one: The retaining bars that hold Dustin – and other such crusaders against the oppression of the dirtiest energy,  […]

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URGENT: 20 Pro-Mountain Activists Held on $500,000 Combined Bail; Your Support is Needed

“The government has aided and abetted the coal industry in evading environmental and mine safety regulations. We are here today to demand that the government and coal industry end strip mining, repay their debt to Appalachia, and secure a just transition for this region.” — Dustin Steele of Matewan, West Virginia. Following yesterday’s historic shutdown […]

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Release: Largest MTR mine shut down!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2012 Contact: Charles Suggs, 304-449-NVDA (6832), [email protected] Talking Points document: http://rampscampaign.org/key-messages-of-mountain-mobilization/ “Mountain Mobilization” shuts down Lincoln Co. strip mine Call for end to strip mining and a just transition for the region’s families Charleston, W.Va.—More than 50 protesters affiliated with the R.A.M.P.S. Campaign have walked onto Patriot Coal’s Hobet mine […]

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