Category Archives: Mountain Mobilization

Our Eco-Chaplain’s take on the Mountain Mobilization

Our friend Sarah Vekasi with the Eco-Chaplaincy Initiative filed the following report after returning home from the Mountain Mobilization:   Dearest friends, I have just returned home from providing support at the Mountain Mobilization organized by the R.A.M.P.S. Campaign at the request and guidance of locals in West Virginia. If you do not know what […]

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BREAKING UPDATE: Remaining 10 Activists Take Deal; Released

UPDATE 8/7/12:  The remaining 10 arrestees were offered the same plea deal in Lincoln County Court this morning.  All have accepted the deal.  All arrestees have now been released at of 2:30 pm.  Thanks for all of your steadfast support.  More soon. ———————————————————————————————————————-

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Anti-coal activists in India send solidarity letter to RAMPS

Sierra Club has posted two solidarity letters from our fellow activists in India, titled “The Bars of Dirty Coal That Hold You Will Be Broken Soon,  Dustin” and “Solidarity With Dustin.” An excerpt from the first one: The retaining bars that hold Dustin – and other such crusaders against the oppression of the dirtiest energy,  […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Dustin Steele Released on Bond. 19 Others Remain Behind Bars

Fantastic news here in West Virginia! Dustin Steele has been released on bond just moments ago from the Western Regional Jail.  The courts relented after our lawyers went in yesterday and we are able to use a bail bondsman to pay the Magistrate Court.  Dustin is in good spirits, with friends, finally celebrating their 21st […]

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Support the Hobet 20. Write to them!

There are still 10 folks being held in jail after shutting down the largest mountaintop removal site in Appalachia. They would LOVE your support and encouragement so please write letters and send books. Even if you don’t know them personally, everyone did an incredible job standing up to King Coal and this is a time […]

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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: “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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Mtn. Mobilization registration form fixed

It came to our attention that registrations weren’t getting through, so we took a look and fixed the problem.  The last registration we have is from 12:44 am on July 21.  The form came back online at 7:30 p.m., July 23. If you tried to register and didn’t, please do so now.  We apologize for […]

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Take Back a Mountain on July 28

**UPDATE** Registration is still open, now looking towards the day of action on Saturday.  Please register at the link below to get all the information you need. register, register, register! Please spread the word far and wide and make sure that folks you know are coming get the information they need! **** On Saturday, July 28th, hundreds of […]

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