April 24, 2013 -
There were two big developments this week in the fight to end mountaintop removal, with a federal appeals court upholding the EPA's authority to revoke permits for such coal mining operations, and a group of scientists calling for a moratorium on the practice. Is the end of blowing up Appalachia near?
September 13, 2012 -
Larry Gibson, a leader in the campaign to end mountaintop removal coal mining, died Sunday on the West Virginia mountain he fought so hard to protect. Today, his fellow activists will gather at the White House to remember him and to call for an end to the destruction of Appalachia.
August 2, 2012 -
Activists are calling for a federal investigation of alleged police brutality and harassment of mountaintop removal protesters following a nonviolent action at a West Virginia mine last week.
July 30, 2012 -
Twenty people were arrested over the weekend while blocking the largest mountaintop removal operation in West Virginia. Meanwhile, scientific evidence of the human and environmental health damages caused by such mining continues to mount. Will U.S. lawmakers approve legislation imposing a moratorium?
June 8, 2012 -
Mountaintop removal activist Maria Gunnoe of West Virginia was questioned about child porn by U.S. Capitol Police after submitting a photo of a child bathing in mine-polluted water to a House committee chaired by a lawmaker who counts coal companies among his biggest contributors.
February 15, 2012 -
A new mapping tool helps illustrate the serious health impacts of a particularly destructive form of coal mining.
February 1, 2012 -
Few realize Black History Month's ties to the history of coal miners in West Virginia. And as mountaintop removal mining continues there, that history is in danger of being erased.