Category Archives: fracking

March 2015 Update

Click here to subscribe to our email list and receive these updates directly in your inbox! RAMPS March 2015 Update Radical Action For Mountains’ and People’s Survival A dispatch from Whitesville in the southern coalfields of West Virginia Donate to RAMPS’s General Fund! Dear Friends and Allies, It’s been quite a month here in southern […]

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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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Solidarity Against Extractive Industry is a Beautiful Thing!

RAMPS  is excited to continue to be part of the growing national uprising against extraction! This past weekend, we had the privilege and honor to be fighting against extraction from many different places. While some of us happily stayed home in West Virginia to continue the long struggle against surface mining, others traveled around the […]

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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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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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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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