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Key messages of Mountain Mobilization

The government has failed to protect Appalachian communities by aiding and abetting the coal industry in evading environmental and mine safety protections. The result of this government failure is shattered health, widespread environmental destruction, and unemployment and economic depression throughout Appalachia. It is time for the government and the coal industry to end strip mining, […]

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Mtn. Mobilization registration form fixed

It came to our attention that registrations weren’t getting through, so we took a look and fixed the problem.  The last registration we have is from 12:44 am on July 21.  The form came back online at 7:30 p.m., July 23. If you tried to register and didn’t, please do so now.  We apologize for […]

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RAMPS Supports Historic EF! Action Shutting Down a Fracking Site

Nearly 100 Earth First! activists, friends and allies forced a 70-foot-tall EQT hydrofracking drill rig to suspend operations for 12 hours yesterday in Pennsylvania’s Moshannon State Forest. This is the first time that protesters have shut down a hydrofrack drilling operation in the US. A tree sitter hung above the access road, with their anchor […]

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Earth First! shut down frack site in PA state forest

Activists from Marcellus Shale Earth First!, Earth Firsters from around the country and other friends and allies have shut down a fracking well site in the Moshannon State Forest, near State College, Pa.  There’s two tree sitters whose anchor lines cross the access road, and if a line is cut a sitter falls.  There’s also […]

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Announcing late-July Mountain Mobilization

Come to southern West Virginia on July 25. RAMPS will host a mobilization where people will prepare to and take nonviolent direct action to shut down a strip mine. We are calling for as many people as possible to come together and do what the politicians, the regulators and the courts have been unwilling to […]

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Two Activists Still Detained!

Update :Everyone is now out of jail!!!                   PLEASE SPREAD FAR AND WIDE! At around 3am we got a call from Rebecca Loeb, in jail with Catherine Ann MacDougal for locking down to a coal barge yesterday. They are both doing well. They said the jail is […]

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Pro-mountain activists board coal barge and blockade Kayford strip mine haul road

Follow coverage at FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 24, 2012 Contact: Robert Livingston 304.731.1740 Note: Photos available within 1 – 2 hours. KAYFORD, W.Va. –Mountain Justice and RAMPS activists blocked coal transport in two locations Thursday morning protesting mountaintop removal. Five boarded a barge on the Kanawha River near Chelyan, with a large banner that read “Coal leaves, […]

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Black Mesa/Big Mountain livestock impoundments happening now!

From our Dineh friends of Big Mountain/Black Mesa, Ariz.: Alert! Take Action Now! In the last two days, livestock impoundment crews have confiscated calves and stolen and immediately sold horses belonging to several Dineh people of Big Mountain/Black Mesa, Arizona. These livestock impoundments constitute human rights violations against traditional Dineh (Navajo); they take away one […]

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Blair Mtn. Camp Branch Permit Renewal Hearing

Recorded video from the Camp Branch Permit hearing at Logan High School Theater, by Coalstories The Camp Branch permit #S501390 is an active 1123.14 acre permit for surface contour mining and mountaintop removal that includes 6 variances (3 Approximate original contour, a Contemporaneous reclamation, Topsoil Substitutes, and Within 100 feet of a stream) Applicant: Aracoma […]

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Submit Comments to Stop the Destruction of Coal River Mountain

Please fill out this form! The Beetree permit encompasses approximately 1000 acres of 5000 proposed, active, and permitted mining in the upper Coal River Watershed. State and Federal Regulators have failed to consider community concerns and properly assess cumulative impacts of mining in the Coal River Watershed. Please fill out the following form to urge […]

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