Category Archives: action

Activists Boat onto Sludge Pond; Confront Gov. Tomblin on Dangers of Coal Sludge

Click here to see more pictures of both actions. UPDATE 4:00 p.m.: Our two boaters were arrested by the State Police but released without bail on trespassing citations! Welcome home Ricki and Heather! UPDATE 1:30 p.m.: The protestor in Charleston has been cut out of the barrel, spilling coal slurry on the steps of the […]

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Lockdown at MTR financier UBS in Knoxville

From our friends at Hands Off Appalachia:   Residents Oppose Mountaintop Removal Financier UBS Wealth Management targeted by nonviolent protest. Knoxville, Tennessee May 24th, 2013 This morning, activists associated with Mountain Justice, Radical Action for Mountain Peoples’ Survival (RAMPS), and Hands Off Appalachia! entered the Gay Street branch of UBS wealth management services and refused […]

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Video from today’s blockage of Alpha’s HQ

Check out more pictures from the action here!

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Alpha HQ Shut Down by Demonstrators, Tank of Dirty Water

For Immediate Release 5/24/13 Contact: Charles Suggs, 304-986-5080, [email protected]   Alpha Headquarters Shut Down By Demonstrators Locked to Tank of Dirty Water Residents Protest Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining, Health Impacts and Sludge Expansion BRISTOL, VA.— Three residents of Central Appalachia and supporters with Mountain Justice chained themselves to an industrial tank of black water in […]

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RAMPS Campaigner Glen Collins Sentenced to 60 Days for KXL Action

Update:  Glen’s jail sentence ends on May 7 th … But that doesn’t include court costs. Glen owes $518 in court costs, which he needs to pay before he is released.  If court costs are not paid before May 7th, Glen will be kept in Smith County Jail for 5 additional days.   For every […]

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Protesters Disrupt Coal Industry-Funded “Science” Symposium

UPDATE 4/16 10:45 p.m. David Baghdadi had a bail reduction hearing today and was released on his own recognizance.  He is out of jail and among friends.  Thanks for all your support and to David for standing up to the legal system! UPDATE: Joe and David were charged in Charleston Municipal Court with trespassing, obstruction, and […]

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WV Anti-Mountaintop Removal and Fracking Activists Unite for First Joint Capitol Rally Ever

The movement against extreme energy and extraction in Appalachia is uniting like never before.  This morning, over a hundred coalfield and gasfield activists and youth allies from across the country stormed the Capitol building in Charleston, WV, and spoke clearly and in one voice against the industries which are poisoning communities. The protest started out in […]

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Beyond Mountaintop Removal & Fracking: United for the Future of W.Va.

Join us this Friday in Charleston for a rally to demand a bright future for West Virginia – not one that caters to the destruction of our mountains and fracking of our waters. Our state is in a critical moment.  We have a choice.  We can double down on destructive and declining coal industry and […]

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RAMPS Joins Ohio Residents to Shut Down Fracking Waste Storage Facility

New Matamoras OH – Ohio residents and allies from numerous environmental groups including Earth First! have disrupted operations at Greenhunter Water’s hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” waste storage site along the Ohio River in Washington County. Nate Ebert, a 33-year-old Athens County resident and member of Appalachia Resist!, ascended a 30 foot pole anchored to a […]

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Disturbing Greg Boyce’s Peace: StopPeabody Activists Kidnapped by Hotel Security

Two activists were arrested for distributing this flier near the apartment of Peabody Energy CEO Greg Boyce on Tuesday inside the Chase Park Plaza hotel and apartment complex. The activists were charged with disturbing the peace and released after eight hours in custody. Earlier that morning, a small group known as the “Chase Park Plaza […]

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