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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 [...]

Voices from the Environment – Shut Down Brayton Point

January 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Voices from the Environment – Shut Down Brayton Point July 28,2013: Somerset, Massachusetts 44 people were arrested at the Brayton Point coal and gas power plant after placing model wind turbines and solar panels at the gates of the plant. This was an act of non-violent civil disobedience. Arrestees, “People in red shirts”, can be seen here with their message: Speakers: Paula Swearengin, of The Keeper of the Mountains Foundation and Adi Nochur of the group Better Future [...]

Voices from the Environment: The Elk River Accident – An interview with Mari-lynn Evans

January 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

Voices from the Environment: The Elk River Accident – An interview with Mari-lynn Evans Voices from the Environment: On January 9, 2014, there was a chemical spill caused by a coal company called Freedom Industries in Charleston, West Virginia. This accident allowed several thousand gallons of a chemical called 4-methylcyclohexane methanol to spill into the Elk River just upstream from American Water’s, supposedly clean water, intake system. American Water is the supplier of drinking water to over 300,000 people in West Virginia. Governor Tomblin issued a warning several hours [...]

A Public Conversation With The Honorable Chuck Nelson, Activist.

October 1, 2013 // 3 Comments

A Public Conversation With The Honorable Chuck Nelson, Activist. CONNECTING MORE OF THE DOTS: Coal, Oil, Natural Gas (Methane) Speaking from Somerset, Boston, in preparation for a rally to shut down the Brayton Point Power Plant, Massachusetts, Chuck Nelson, tells us, in very human ways, about his 29 years as an underground West Virginia COAL MINER and of his activism to end fossil fuels, of his advocacy for sustainable, renewable energy methods and his hopes for stopping the yearly carnage of sickness and death that the continuing usage of coal causes. Hear him talk of the 23,000 deaths/year [...]

A Public Conversation With The Honorable Senator Diane J. Savino

July 21, 2013 // 4 Comments

A Public Conversation Series: The following is a presentation in a continuing series of public conversations with average individuals, grassroots groups, prominent individuals and prominent groups concerning their thoughts and actions about the environment. A Public Conversation With The Honorable Senator Diane J. Savino: View a narrative of the Senator’s Radon bill at the conclusion of her discussion on: How the Public’s knowledge and action of energy has changed over the past 10 yrs.; of using the NYS Southern Tier as an experiment/trial with fracking; how an individual can [...]

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 – 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, [...]