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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 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."

SOS: Day 12,065 of Mountaintop Removal Disaster: Appalachia is Rising (Again)

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jeff Biggers

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.