16 May '11, 5pm

[Blog Update] BROAD COALITION MOBILIZES TO PROTECT BLAIR MOUNTAIN FROM MOUNTAINTOP REMOVAL MINING

Community leaders, union members, celebrities and conservationists will honor labor struggles and call for an end to surface mining during a fifty mile march through southern West Virginia. Spokespeople: Denise Giardina, – Award winning West Virginia novelist Terry Steele – Mingo County WV, Retired UMWA underground coal miner, member of Matewan Local 1440 Wilma Steele – Mingo County, WV, Elementary school art teacher and member of Friends of Blair Mountain Erica Broach – Big Stone Gap, VA – Member of Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards Blair Mountain Coalition and Appalachia Rising Media Phone: (304) 518-0696 Email: [email protected] Website: marchonblairmountain.org, appalachiarising.org CHARLESTON, WV – A mass march against mountaintop removal (MTR), preceded by a benefit concert in tribute to the late Hazel Dickens, will take place June 6 through 11 in southe...

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