The Dernogalizer

June 23, 2009

Massive Mountaintop Removal Protest

I’ve written multiple times on the atrocity that is mountaintop removal.  Here is my most recent article.  Today there were massive protests and arrests at Marsh Fork Elementary in Sundial, West Virginia, where children there face the threat of air pollution and toxic contaminants from mountaintop removal operations.  There were some notorious names in the crowd including top NASA climate scientist James Hansen, 94 year old former Congressman Ken Hechler, and actress Darryl Hannah. Jeff Biggers is an excellent writer in West Virginia in depicting the urgency and seriousness that surrounds the situation, and he covered the entire event in real time here.  James Hansen explained his rationale for participating in the protest and in ending mountaintop removal with this letter to President Obama.  Below is a video from today.

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3 Comments »

  1. […] media and actions surrounding mountaintop removal have  escalated from climbing a dragline to a massive protest just a couple days ago.  How fitting then, there we have the first Senate subcommittee hearing […]

    Pingback by Subcommittee Hearing on Mountaintop Removal « The Dernogalizer — June 26, 2009 @ 1:07 am | Reply

  2. […] media and actions surrounding mountaintop removal have escalated from climbing a dragline to a massive protest just a couple days ago. How fitting then, there we have the first Senate subcommittee hearing ever […]

    Pingback by Subcommittee Hearing on Mountaintop Removal « It’s Getting Hot In Here — June 26, 2009 @ 1:08 am | Reply

  3. […] that environmental justice prevails. Meanwhile, we move the scene from climbing a dragline and a massive protest to the first Senate subcommittee hearing ever on the environmental impacts of mountaintop removal […]

    Pingback by Washington Theater Presents The MTR Follies – After Gutenberg — June 26, 2009 @ 10:16 am | Reply


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