Category Archives: Patriot

Winter Action Camp

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 […]

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Announcing Winter Action Camp!

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 […]

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Patriot to phase out large-scale strip mining!

In a historic move, Patriot Coal announced Nov. 15 its intention to phase out all of its large-scale strip mining in part of a deal in a selenium pollution lawsuit brought by some of our allies.  The latter put out a release today.  Particularly, Patriot has agreed to a 5 year plan to cut surface […]

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RAMPS Supports Union Miners in Their Struggle to Ensure Pensions, Healthcare Benefits

RAMPS stands with all of the union members, retirees, and their families who are fighting to make sure that they do not lose vital benefits like health care as Patriot goes through bankruptcy. We Support the UMWA’s  “Fighting for Fairness at Patriot” campaign and believe that Patriot must be held to its promises under the […]

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Fighting for Fairness – Remembering Larry Gibson

Mathew Louis-Rosenberg: Fighting for Fairness I am in mourning for a dear friend and a great teacher to me, Larry Gibson. Since hearing that he had a heart attack up on his beloved Kayford Mountain Sunday, almost everyone I know has been shell-shocked. His decades of uncompromising leadership in the fight against strip mining and […]

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URGENT: 20 Pro-Mountain Activists Held on $500,000 Combined Bail; Your Support is Needed

“The government has aided and abetted the coal industry in evading environmental and mine safety regulations. We are here today to demand that the government and coal industry end strip mining, repay their debt to Appalachia, and secure a just transition for this region.” — Dustin Steele of Matewan, West Virginia. Following yesterday’s historic shutdown […]

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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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Key messages of Mountain Mobilization

The government has failed to protect Appalachian communities by aiding and abetting the coal industry in evading environmental and mine safety protections. The result of this government failure is shattered health, widespread environmental destruction, and unemployment and economic depression throughout Appalachia. It is time for the government and the coal industry to end strip mining, […]

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