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Tue Mar 19, 2013, 05:16 PM

Mountain Justice Protest at West Virginia State Capitol



From: http://www.youtube.com/user/EyeOnTheGround/videos?sort=dd&view=0&flow=list

Friday, March 15th, 2013
WV Anti-Mountaintop Removal and Fracking Activists Unite for First Joint Capitol Rally Ever
The movement against extreme energy and extraction in Appalachia is uniting like never before. This morning, over a hundred coalfield and gasfield activists and youth allies from across the country stormed the Capitol building in Charleston, WV, and spoke clearly and in one voice against the industries which are poisoning communities.

The protest started out in the Capitol courtyard and was led by local residents.
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Activists at today’s protest also expressed their anger at a recent onslaught of proposed legislation, which would undercut West Virginia’s already meek pollution control standards, such as HB 2579, which would slash water safeguards for selenium poisoning. Protesters pointed to the all-but-defeated resource planning bill (HB 2803), which would encourage the use of energy efficiency measures to create jobs and meet electricity demand, as a far more appropriate course of action for the state legislature.
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via http://rampscampaign.org/wv-anti-mountaintop-removal-and-fracking-activists-unite-for-first-joint-capitol-rally-ever/



Anyone in West Virginia speaking against coal companies is a courageous person in my book. It's a lot harder to do this stuff in WV than in NY.

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Wed Mar 20, 2013, 12:24 PM

1. I agree regarding the courage it takes in that state to speak out. I have a friend

there and she confirmed how dangerous it can be to go against the big Coal corps there.

They deserve a lot of support and credit for what they are doing. It is heart-breaking to see the destruction of the environment still going on especially when there are great alternatives to provide not just energy, but jobs that would not harm the environment.

Too bad we have no real press in this country were all this would be exposed on a daily basis, the fact that they do not need the Coal Industry to provide work there eg.

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Wed Mar 20, 2013, 01:05 PM

2. yep Right.

And btw I didn't mean to minimize the efforts of people in ny, pa, oh or anywhere. All courageous people. If West Virginians can do this it takes even more extra bravery because it can be dangerous so it's inspiring.

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