Category Archives: health

Building Power to Overthrow King Coal

Our Work is Evolving… And we can’t wait to tell you about it. When we reflect on ourselves as an organization, we realize that RAMPS is very different than it was even 9 months ago. We’re pretty excited about the way that we’ve evolved, so we’re writing to tell you about it in hopes that […]

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The water crisis is far from over

Ramps is part of the WV Clean Water Hub and we are asking for your help. Please get in touch : (304) 986-5949 or [email protected] or donate on-line!  

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Honoring of the waters: Stand in Solidarity at Your River in Candlelight Vigil

Thank you to everyone! On Tuesday, January 21st, at 6:00 p.m., citizens of WV are honoring the Waters and holding a candlelight vigil by the Kanawha River, in front of the capitol.

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Help Support Chemical Spill Relief

Donate to send relief supplies to families affected by chemical spill Truck leaving early Sunday morning Aurora Lights is sending a flat-bed truck of supplies to Boone County, W.Va., for folks who have not been receiving sufficient water, liquid baby formula, etc., after Thursday’s chemical spill that poisoned their tap water.  Your donations will ensure […]

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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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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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W.Va., Black Mesa: stories of struggle and resistance, visions for future

Dustin Steele and Adam Hall of West Virginia and Fern Benally and Don Yellowman of the Navajo Nation of Arizona speak at length about living in the shadow of coal mining, their first-hand experiences with destructive corporate practices, the importance of community empowerment, the role of education and the fight to maintain self-determination and a […]

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Release: Largest MTR mine shut down!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 28, 2012 Contact: Charles Suggs, 304-449-NVDA (6832), [email protected] Talking Points document: http://rampscampaign.org/key-messages-of-mountain-mobilization/ “Mountain Mobilization” shuts down Lincoln Co. strip mine Call for end to strip mining and a just transition for the region’s families Charleston, W.Va.—More than 50 protesters affiliated with the R.A.M.P.S. Campaign have walked onto Patriot Coal’s Hobet mine […]

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