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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, [...]