October 2009

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. ;~)

Citizens Arrested in Governor Joe Manchin's Office

Rescind mining permits on Coal River Mountain ~ October 19, 2009

Dear Governor Manchin,
 
As residents of West Virginias Coal River Valley we write you to declare a state of emergency.  Coal River Mountain is our last mountain untouched by mountaintop removal and it is in imminent danger of blasting. This would not only threaten our communities, it would also destroy our chance to have permanent jobs and renewable energy through ridge-top wind power. You have the power to rescind these permits.
 

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Senior Citizens March to End Mountain Top Removal Finale

The Senior Citizens March to End Mountaintop Removal ended in a protest and press conference at Massey subsidiary Mammoth Coal Company on US-60, east of Cedar Grove, at 4:00 p.m. on Oct, 12th. Mammoth Coal Company is 25 miles from the marchs starting point at the state capitol in Charleston.

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Seniors March Against MTR - day 4

Thirteen marchers, ages 53 to 88, walked the fourth five-mile stretch of their journey to the gates of Massey-owned Mammoth Coal Company Sunday. The route took them past American Electric Powers Kanawha Valley coal plant in Glasgow, W.Va.. In the wake of Saturdays banner drop at the Walker CAT facility in Belle, W.Va. security and one police vehicle met the marchers as they passed AEPs entrance.

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Sr.'s MTR March ~ Day 3 ~ Let the Games Begin

Two young people unfurled a banner which read, Yes, Coal is Killing West Virginia's Communities off of the Walker CAT building in Belle, W.Va. Saturday afternoon. The youth are affiliated with Climate Ground Zero and say they acted in autonomous solidarity with the Senior Citizens March to End Mountaintop Removal, are affiliated with Climate Ground Zero. The marchers passed the Walker CAT building on todays route.

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Larry Gibson Speaks - Day 2 Sr. Citizen March Against MTR

After marching for 5 miles today the seniors settled into the Universal Unitarian Church in Charleston for a fine Bus Cooked meal from Everybody's Kitchen & Seeds of Peace.  After the meal Larry Gibson kept the fire of determination lit for over an hour.  I've tried to boil it down to the core of the essential.
Mo'Fo'@
http://ClimateGroundZero.org

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