Category Archives: water

August 2016 Update

WV NEEDS FLOOD RELIEF VOLUNTEERS! If you want to come down and volunteer, we can help you make it happen!  It’s been over 6 weeks since severe flooding hit a large part of West Virginia. We’ve been volunteering in Clendenin, Elkview, and Clay County, working with the Roush family, who are from Clendenin and who have been tirelessly […]

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An Update from the Recent Floods

Over two weeks after the floods that devastated parts of West Virginia, there is unfortunately still endless work to be done. Filling in the large gaps left by the official disaster response agencies, many communities and volunteer organizations are organizing to support those affected. RAMPS has been especially impressed with the work of the Roush […]

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December update: Keeping busy and warm in Whitesville

As winter returns to the Appalachian mountains, the slow but inevitable demise of the coal industry is clearer than ever.  Alpha, Patriot, and Arch Coal are in bankruptcy or headed in that direction, Morgan Stanley and Wells Fargo add to the list of banks that are cutting some of their coal financing, and former Massey […]

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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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Another Chapter in the Struggle for Survival

For the land and the people – by D Steele The MCHM chemical spill that poisoned the Elk River and the municipal water of over 300,000 people is not an isolated event, an anomaly or an act of god.  It is also not an incident that happens in the vacuum of Appalachia, this can and […]

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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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