Archive for March, 2015

March 2015 Update

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
posted by finocchio
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Header image showing KD2 mine in Loudendale WV

RAMPS March 2015 Update

Radical Action For Mountains’ and People’s Survival

A dispatch from Whitesville in the southern coalfields of West Virginia

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Dear Friends and Allies,

It’s been quite a month here in southern West Virginia, with exploding crude oil trains, record-setting cold temperatures & snow, severe melting-induced floods, and the ongoing disaster that is mountaintop removal mining — and RAMPS is hard at work to support our communities in response to these extraction- and climate-change-driven crises.  As mines in the southern coalfields continue to close for economic reasons, and as our politicians continue to demonstrate how hopelessly out of touch they are, we’ve found more potential for our vision of revolutionary change through community power. Read on for updates on our projects — but first, some good news!