Category Archives: Alpha Natural Resources

Five Alpha Bridge Blockaders Sentenced

UPDATE 7/30: The remainder of the arrestees from the Alpha Bridge Blockade have been released! All are well and thrilled to be out. They’re done with their jail time now, as long as they can get their restitution paid on time. To help them do that, go here: http://t.co/iEZY9MbdnF         UPDATE 7/29: Jocelyn […]

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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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Statement from RAMPS Tree-Sitter Sent to Jail Today

Becks Kolins took a plea deal this morning (10/04) in Raleigh County Magistrate Court. They were sentenced to twenty-four hours beginning this morning. This is what they wrote before being taken to jail: On July 20th, 1 year, 3 months, 15 days ago, I ascended a tree on the Bee Tree Permit of Coal River […]

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Pro-Mountain Activists Block MTR Haul Road; Board Barge; Arrests Made

Five arrested blocking coal barge shipment with $10k bail, none arrested blocking haul road EPA, DEP, USGS make surprise visit to Kayford Mountain and haul road blockade FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 24 May 2012 Contact: Robert Livingston, 304.731.1740 http://action.mountainjustice.org Twitter: @CoalIsFilthy UPDATE: Joseph, Loeb and MacDougal were charged with trespass asked to leave and obstruction, both […]

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

Follow coverage at http://action.mountainjustice.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 24, 2012 Contact: Robert Livingston 304.731.1740 http://action.mountainjustice.org 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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Action Alert: Revoke Eagle II permit on Coal River Mountain

action alert from Coal River Mountain Watch. Take Action! Tell the Office of Surface Mining to revoke Alpha’s Eagle II permit. online petition In 2008, the WV Department of Environmental Protection granted Massey Energy a permit for mountaintop removal on Coal River Mountain. This permit allows Massey (now Alpha) to destroy 2000 acres of the […]

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Fighting Alpha in Federal Court

On August 30th, Eli, Becks, Junior and I were served documents informing us that Alpha was suing. They were demanding, we learned, an injunction that would invoke stiff penalties if we were caught on Marfork property in the future, as well as compensatory and punitive damages–an unspecified amount of money–for the “irreparable damages” that we […]

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Squirrel’s Pretrial

I was immensely disheartened to hear the magistrate’s flat-out denial of my lawyer’s request that our witnesses be allowed to testify on my behalf. During the past few weeks, I had been strengthened and moved by the willingness of so many people to make personal sacrifices to testify in my trial. Some of the witnesses […]

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