Category Archives: treesit legal

Lawsuit Update: Preliminary Injunction Hearing Today

“I refuse to attend a hearing that violates our constitutional rights to have a lawyer. They are suing us to scare us, to intimidate us, and to make sure others don’t follow in our footsteps. But we wont back down. If anything, this is going to only ignite us more” – Becks While the treesit […]

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Alpha is suing!

The tree sitters and their direct support received word today that Alpha Natural Resources is suing them for irreparable damages. They are seeking a permanent injunction, compensatory damages and punitive damages. As Becks says “we’re such awful people! glad the industry that kills, poisons, and destroys is able to put us in our place.” We […]

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Down but not done …

Catherine Ann spent  30 days living in an oak tree in bee tree holler on Coal River Mountain.  On day 30, limited resources necessitated that she descend and continue the fight against strip mining from the ground.   She began her decent in the morning, in the evening she was charged with trespassing and conspiracy and was released on her own […]

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Catherine Ann is Released!

After 30 days of living 80 feet up in an oak tree halting blasting above Bee Tree holler on Coal River Mountain, Catherine Ann has descended from her tree and is heading home. She spent most of the day packing up and carrying down her stuff from the trees in attempts to haul it out […]

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Tree-Sit on Coal River Mountain Continues after One Sitter Arrested

UPDATED 5:00 pm 8.2.11:  Becks Kolins has been released without bail after being charged with trespassing, conspiracy and littering. Marfork, W.Va. – Becks Kolins, who has been occupying a tree on the Bee Tree permit on Coal River Mountain for the last two weeks, descended the tree voluntarily and was arrested this afternoon by the […]

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From the Mountains of West Virginia to the Canyons of Utah

As we hit the one week mark of the tree sit on Coal River Mountain, the RAMPS campaign stands in solidarity with Tim DeChristopher!  He faces sentencing on the 26th of July at the Salt Lake City federal courthouse on two  felony counts for peacefully disrupting an oil and gas lease auction, an act of civil […]

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