This site has been shutdown and rebuilt a few times over the years. Many of the earliest posts have yet to be retrieved and republished. If you are trying to navigate the early years in the archives be sure to click the "tags" on posts to deliver all the materials that were published on the topic because some of them may have been reAdded to the site years later.
Sorry for the mess. Our lives are under construction, the best we can expect is a few Detour Signs along the way. ;~)
Civil Court proceedings against Mountain Top Removal activists for trespassing on the property of out-of-state coal operator, Massey Energy. A restraining order is being contested that is written broadly enough to include you, now that you've read this.Court continues today.
TRO limited to Raleigh County West Virginia and "agents" of the enjoined. NOT to all Massey operations everywhere and everyone who ever heard of Mountain Top Removal. Guilty of trespassing, 1k fine + court costs. Forced Siezure of Journalists property was also removed from the language.
The judge claimed there was no legal explanation for the acts of trespass because he repeatedly refused to hear of the NECESSITY of the actions in relation to saving the resources of the community.