Monthly Archives: August 2011

Cleaning up polluted waters

Attorneys for the Appalachian Mountain Advocates, working with Jim Hecker of Public Justice on behalf of West Virginia Highlands Conservancy, the West Virginia Rivers Coalition and the Sierra Club, have reached an important settlement with West Virginia’s Department of Environmental Protection … Continue reading

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No good news for coal industry in new poll

The poll on attitudes of voters in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and Tennessee about mountaintop removal and environmental protection had some incredibly strong numbers showing broad and deep opposition to mountaintop removal and very strong support of environmental regulations to … Continue reading

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What did you think of the CNN commentary?

Did you watch CNN’s documentary, “Battle for Blair Mountain: Working in America” last night? If so, what did you think? While it had its good moments, I agree with a friend of mine who said the emotional weight of the piece was … Continue reading

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