Mountain Justice: Homegrown Resistance to Mountaintop Removal, for the Future of Us All
Half Price! Mountaintop removal is what it sounds like: A mountaintop is stripped of trees, blown to bits with explosives, pushed aside by giant equipment—all to expose a layer of coal to be mined. In recent years, local people fighting against this practice's destruction of their homes in West Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia have invited volunteers from outside Appalachia's coalfields to help them bring national attention to this shameful practice, and abolish it. Since the Mountain Justice campaign began in 2005, dozens of local coalfield residents, students, Earth Firsters, and others have been arrested in nonviolent protest actions against MTR.
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