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Appalachia Rising

Speak Now Against the Day: TN Activist Ash-Lee Henderson on Next Steps for Anti-Mountaintop Removal Movement

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.15.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Few activists have put their necks on the line as often as Tennessee activist Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson. She has been one of the most tireless, courageous campaigners to speak against mountaintop removal in Appalachia.

The Webb Abides: Heroic Anti-Mountaintop Removal Activist Wins Prestigious Purpose Prize

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

After years of fearless and inspiring work to halt mountaintop removal strip mining, West Virginia activist Bo Webb was awarded one of the 10 prestigious Purpose Prizes today by the Civil Ventures think tank.

Risking Arrest to Plant Trees on a Mountaintop Removal Site

Morgan Goodwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Morgan Goodwin

Today 44 volunteer 'reclamation workers' (activists) illegally marched onto a supposedly reclaimed mine site to plant trees. Why? Because the 'recla...

Appalachia Rising up in DC

Morgan Goodwin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Morgan Goodwin

Updated: New Photos Appalachians live but a few hours drive from our nation's capitol, much closer than most of the country, and yet their voices are...

Another fossil fuel tragedy. Another reason to get to work.

Erich Pica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Erich Pica

Last week's deadly pipeline explosion in San Bruno, California, described by the local fire captain as like "a 747 had landed on us," sends yet anothe...