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Commentary :: Human Rights
BTL:Activists Engage in Tree-Sit Protest in West Virginia to Stop Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
29 Jul 2011
Interview with Wendy Weiser, director of the Democracy Program at the Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law, conducted by Scott Harris
Activists Engage in Tree-Sit Protest in West Virginia to Stop Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Interview with Junior Walk, member of the Protest Support Network , conducted by Melinda Tuhus

On July 20, two activists climbed 80 feet up into two trees adjacent to an active mountaintop removal coal mining site at Coal River Mountain in southern West Virginia. The site was owned by Massey Energy, the largest mountaintop removal coal operator in Appalachia, which also owns the underground Upper Big Branch mine where 29 miners were killed last year. The company was sold this spring to Alpha Natural Resources, which is continuing the same operations. Story continues
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