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Giving Green: Support the Judy Bonds Center on the Mountaintop Removal Front Lines

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.02.2015 | Green
Jeff Biggers

In its 1970 editorial, "The Great Soil Swindle," the New York Times declared: "This ravaging of farmland, pasture and woods in the single-minded pursuit of cheap coal is a desecration." That desecration continues today.

Winds of Change Blow in Coal River Valley, Alpha Energy Takes the Higher Road

Jerry Cope | Posted 10.12.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

The battle over Mountain Top Removal as a method of coal extraction continues to be waged intensely across the mountains and hollows of Appalachia and in Washington DC.

Coal River Mountain Showdown: What Would Judy Bonds Do?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.05.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

As the anti-mountaintop removal movement continues on several different fronts, residents are simply asking: What would Judy Bonds do?

Next Steps for Anti-Mountaintop Removal Movement: Interview With Appalachian Leader Bo Webb

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.29.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Living underneath a mountaintop removal mining operation in the Coal River Valley in West Virginia, Bo Webb has emerged as one of the most important frontline voices in the coalfield justice movement.

Reason to Believe in Environmental Justice: Coalfields Hero Judy Bonds

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

As we head into another winter of discontent in the coalfields, Judy Bonds always gives me a reason to believe in the still small possibility of environmental justice in America.

Almost Hell West Virginia; Where Is The Obama Administration?

Jerry Cope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jerry Cope

Coal mining is the Appalachians is the great American tragedy, and every citizen of this country should be ashamed and horrified that we are collectively allowing this to happen.

Fighting Climate Change: Not an Obligation, an Opportunity

Michael Brune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

The availability and affordability of renewable energy solutions show that further investments in dirty energy projects such as mountaintop removal are just outdated and unnecessary.