Category Archives: Massey Energy

Five Alpha Bridge Blockaders Sentenced

UPDATE 7/30: The remainder of the arrestees from the Alpha Bridge Blockade have been released! All are well and thrilled to be out. They’re done with their jail time now, as long as they can get their restitution paid on time. To help them do that, go here:         UPDATE 7/29: Jocelyn […]

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Lockdown at MTR financier UBS in Knoxville

From our friends at Hands Off Appalachia:   Residents Oppose Mountaintop Removal Financier UBS Wealth Management targeted by nonviolent protest. Knoxville, Tennessee May 24th, 2013 This morning, activists associated with Mountain Justice, Radical Action for Mountain Peoples’ Survival (RAMPS), and Hands Off Appalachia! entered the Gay Street branch of UBS wealth management services and refused […]

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Video from today’s blockage of Alpha’s HQ

Check out more pictures from the action here!

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Alpha HQ Shut Down by Demonstrators, Tank of Dirty Water

For Immediate Release 5/24/13 Contact: Charles Suggs, 304-986-5080, [email protected]   Alpha Headquarters Shut Down By Demonstrators Locked to Tank of Dirty Water Residents Protest Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining, Health Impacts and Sludge Expansion BRISTOL, VA.— Three residents of Central Appalachia and supporters with Mountain Justice chained themselves to an industrial tank of black water in […]

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Action Alert: Revoke Eagle II permit on Coal River Mountain

action alert from Coal River Mountain Watch. Take Action! Tell the Office of Surface Mining to revoke Alpha’s Eagle II permit. online petition In 2008, the WV Department of Environmental Protection granted Massey Energy a permit for mountaintop removal on Coal River Mountain. This permit allows Massey (now Alpha) to destroy 2000 acres of the […]

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Submit Comments to Stop the Destruction of Coal River Mountain

Please fill out this form! The Beetree permit encompasses approximately 1000 acres of 5000 proposed, active, and permitted mining in the upper Coal River Watershed. State and Federal Regulators have failed to consider community concerns and properly assess cumulative impacts of mining in the Coal River Watershed. Please fill out the following form to urge […]

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March on Blair Mountain is a success

Photo: Paul Corbit Brown 1000 marchers, Rousing speeches and a breakaway group of about 160  people marching onto the historic Blair Mountain battlefield that is permitted to be destroyed by surface mining ended a five-day-long trek through repeated coal industry obstacles. “The lingering feeling from the march is of stronger unity being built in southern […]

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Release: Coalfield Residents Deliver Letters to Alpha Energy: Cease Mountaintop Removal Operations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Coalfield Residents Demand Alpha Energy Cease Mountaintop Removal Operations Press contact: Kim Ellis, 304-860-5041 [email protected] UPDATE: Second letter added, this one from Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards at the bottom of this page. ABINGDON, Va.­—Coalfield residents and allies from West Virginia and Virginia are traveling today to the headquarters of Alpha Natural Resources […]

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