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Sampling Sparkill Creek: Riverkeeper Water Quality Program

August 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Citizen scientists have expanded Riverkeeper’s water quality sampling program, from New York City to Albany. Their work on local streams adds to the Hudson River water quality testing performed from Riverkeeper’s patrol boat. Laurie Seeman of Strawtown Art & Garden Studio, Rockland County, N.Y., explains how the program sparked the formation of the Sparkill Creek Watershed Alliance. See the sampling data: [...]

Clean Water Baby Wants to Swim

August 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Introducing the Clean Water Baby. He wants to swim. But we still have a long way to go to clean up the Hudson River. A generation ago, the Clean Water Act set the goal of giving us water clean enough to swim in. We know what it will take to achieve this goal: Investments in clean water infrastructure and law enforcement. But don’t take our word for it. Hear it from the Clean Water Baby. Learn more: http://www.riverkeeper.org/cleanwater.. . Take action: [...]

Justice for the Mountains

November 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Hundreds of students converge in West Virginia for their Spring Break to witness extreme energy extraction first hand and how it destroys the local communities. Learn about the dirty and dangerous life-cycles of coal, natural gas, and nuclear energy. Stand in solidarity with the communities in Virginia, West Virginia, SW Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee facing the ongoing destruction of mountaintop removal coal mining, hydraulic fracturing, and nuclear [...]

In the Coal River Valley

October 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

A short film featuring Junior Walk from the Coal River Valley. The film explores his life growing up in the Coal River Valley in southern West Virginia and is part of a series about fossil fuel extraction throughout West Virginia called “In the Hills and Hollows” Produced and filmed by: Keely Kernan Music by: Keely Kernan Sponsored in part by the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition and the Civil Society Institute. In the Hills and Hollows “In the Hills and Hollows” is a series of short films about fossil fuel extraction in West Virginia. The series is produced and filmed by [...]

Alpha Headquarters Shut Down By Demonstrators Locked to Tank of Dirty Water

May 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

Residents Protest Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining, Health Impacts and Sludge Expansion RAMPS RAMPS is a non-violent direct action campaign based in the southern coal fields of West Virginia. We are dedicated to ending all forms of strip mining in Appalachia and believe our greatest contribution to reaching this goal is to undertake locally supported direct [...]

Stand Up and Join My Fight: Junior Walk

August 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

  Click here to join Junior’s fight – http://earthjustice.org/mymtrstory Junior Walk’s path to activism was not an easy one. From living with contaminated water in his own home as a child, to being kicked out of the house for speaking out against the coal company, and being threatened by relatives and neighbors, Junior has had to muster courage at every step along the way. His courage, and his clear voice calling for change, are now inspiring people across the world to stand up against mountaintop removal. The late renowned environmentalist and climber David Brower, [...]