FRANKFORT, KY, Feb. 11, 2011 -- Wendell Berry, Kentucky's most famous author and one of America's most respected essayists, is among sixteen protester...
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The Kentucky activists declared their intent "to remain in his office until the governor agrees to stop the poisoning of Kentucky's land, water, and people by mountaintop removal; or until he chooses to have the citizens physically removed."
It was on this day in 1977 a liberal president who campaigned to end the strip-mining wars signed the admittedly "watered down" Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act as an act of compromise.
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