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Besieged Coalfield Residents Denounce Court Decision Against EPA Rules on Mountaintop Removal

Jeff Biggers | Posted 09.30.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

In a shocking blow to besieged Appalachian coalfield residents today, U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton ruled in favor of a coal industry law suit, striking down the EPA's modest guidance rules on mountaintop removal mining.

Mountaintop Removal 2012: Coal River Mountain Activist Bob Kincaid on Judy Bonds' Legacy and the New Abolitionists

Jeff Biggers | Posted 03.04.2012 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Today is Day 12,580 of the mountaintop removal mining disaster, the most egregious human rights and environmental violation in our country and perhaps one of the most discussed but shamefully ignored humanitarian crises in our nation.

EPA on the Brink: Kentucky Leader Teri Blanton on Next Steps for Anti-Mountaintop Removal Movement

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.01.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Hailed as a cross between Erin Brockovich and the legendary Aunt Molly Jackson, Harlan County native Teri Blanton has been one of the most inspiring and fearless activists on the eastern Kentucky coalfield frontlines.

Inside the Governor's Office: With Wendell Berry and Other Anti-Mountaintop Removal Protestors

Lisa Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Bennett

FRANKFORT, KY, Feb. 11, 2011 -- Wendell Berry, Kentucky's most famous author and one of America's most respected essayists, is among sixteen protester...

Live at the KY Capitol on Day 3: Exclusive Video Interviews with Wendell Berry and Sit-in Activists

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

As the sun rose on the Frankfort capitol in Kentucky on this beautiful winter morning, 14 anti-mountaintop removal activists were already in meetings ...

LIVE UPDATES FROM HISTORIC KY SIT-IN: Wendell Berry, Scholars Join Retired Coal Miner, Residents in Kentucky Rising at Capitol (Photos)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

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."