Yesterday, activists from Mountain Justice and Radical Action For Mountain People’s Survival performed two acts of civil disobedience against destructive coal mining in the Appalachians. Five people boarded an immense coal barge and chained themselves to the ship, immobilizing it for 3 hours. At about
Verizon doesn’t seem to have gained very much by supporting the few pro-coal die hards who showed up this weekend, while angering the much larger number of people who have respect for America’s lands and waters.
Verizon is sponsoring a ally is being organized by coal industry corporations in order to promote the literal destruction of the Appalachians – blowing up Appalachian mountains one at a time in search for coal, and burying mountain streams with the rubble.