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MJ Fall Summit on Kayford Mountain

RAMPS and Keepers of the Mountains are hosting the 9th annual Mountain Justice Fall Summit on Kayford Mountain, October 24th-26th.   Join us for a weekend of workshops, discussions, storytelling and music as we celebrate the changing of the leaves at the beautiful Stanley Heirs Park on the edge of destruction.  Register Now! For this […]

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Banner Suspended Above Downtown Roanoke, Calls Out Coal Baron Billionaire

  Updates: Friday – All 5 folks have been released from jail on the own personal recognizance. 3:30 PM – The five activists arrested have been set a $1,500 bail each.  They are all scheduled for arraignments in the morning, where charges will be made official and bail may be reset. 10:15 AM – Five […]

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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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Rest in Power Jimmy! You will be missed!

                                  As our voice shakes with sadness, love and rage; We share with you the genuine words that Ken Ward Jr. wrote for the Charleston Gazette.  “The news started spreading this weekend, and was confirmed by a short obituary […]

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8 in Jail After Alpha Headquarters Blockade and Banner Hang

All of our friends arrested in the Alpha headquarters action were arraigned in front of a judge this morning after spending the weekend in Jail. While none of them can be released from jail until their bail is set, only some of them will get bail hearings this afternoon. If enough donations are made to the legal […]

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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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Help us get clean water to those in the chemical spill zone

The RAMPS campaign is working with Aurora Lights and Coal River Mountain Watch to bring clean water and sanitizer to people in areas whose water supply is contaminated by the 4-methylcyclohexane methanol spill. Right now, we’re still delivering hundreds of gallons of water a day, along with hand sanitizer and wipes (which become pretty important […]

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Help Support Chemical Spill Relief

Donate to send relief supplies to families affected by chemical spill Truck leaving early Sunday morning Aurora Lights is sending a flat-bed truck of supplies to Boone County, W.Va., for folks who have not been receiving sufficient water, liquid baby formula, etc., after Thursday’s chemical spill that poisoned their tap water.  Your donations will ensure […]

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Stamford 14 still facing charges in Connecticut

The 14 of us who were arrested during the Hands Off Appalachia actions at UBS this November attended our first court date on the 8th. We were all offered a deal that may provide us a pathway for getting our charges dropped in exchange for paying restitution, but are waiting on the prosecutor and our […]

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Glancing Back, Charging Forward

Dear Friends, RAMPS has had another busy year supporting struggles against extraction across the country and keeping the pressure on the companies and politicians perpetuating mountaintop removal in Appalachia.  With resistence to extraction spreading like wildfire and the movement in Appalachia digging in, the work shows no sign of slowing down in 2014 and RAMPS […]

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