16 Aug '12, 5am
You've seen us talk about Mountain Top Removal Coal Mining. Wanna know what it is? Watch this:
Lisa Henderson: My Mountain Story Lisa Henderson lives in Rock Creek, West Virginia. She was born in a town that went vacant because of pollution from nearby mountaintop removal mining, and was raised under the wing of one country’s most ardent and outspoken advocates of environmental justice, Judy Bonds. An only child, Lisa tagged along with her mother to community meetings, protests, rallies, and public hearings to stop mountaintop removal mining. By her mother’s side, Lisa learned the meaning of courage. She watched her mother, who went from waiting tables to directing the grassroots organization Coal River Mountain Watch , take the microphone and inspire neighbors to stand up for their homes, health, and well-being. Lisa looked on as some community members attacked her mother, both verbally and physically, and leveled threats against her for her activism. Through it al...