Category Archives: Blair Mountain
All 12 arrestees from Jan. 26 #StopPeabody action have been released from jail! However, one activist is still in jail after his Jan. 22 arrest at Arch Coal’s headquarters. Please consider a contribution to the Legal Defense Fund to support these great folks. Yesterday was an amazing coming together of East and West, Native people […]
Winter Action Camp – in St.Louis – Starting Jan. 7, 2013 Apply Now! For more information click here St. Louis is home to five coal companies (including Arch, Patriot and Peabody) agri-giant Monsanto and leading frack sand provider (Mississippi Sands)–just to name a few. As Arch attempts to destroy Blair Mountain, Patriot shirks paying thousands […]
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 […]
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 […]
Our friends at the Midwest Rising! Convergence for Climate and Economic Justice protested outside the headquarters of Arch Coal and Peabody Energy, as well as a Bank of America Branch, one of Peabody’s financial partners, in St. Louis, Mo., Monday. They were demanding that Arch not destroy Blair Mountain and end mountaintop removal, that Bank of […]
Photo: Paul Corbit Brown 1000 marchers, Rousing speeches and a breakaway group of about 160 people marching onto the historic Blair Mountain battlefield that is permitted to be destroyed by surface mining ended a five-day-long trek through repeated coal industry obstacles. “The lingering feeling from the march is of stronger unity being built in southern […]
June 4 – 11, Marmet to Blair. Tracing the route that coal miners took 90 years ago that ended with the Battle of Blair Mountain. More information at http://marchonblairmountain.org.