Hundreds Protest Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining
Yesterday about 300 environmental activists gathered outside the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection headquarters, calling for an end to blasting on Coal River Mountain.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. addressed the rally, which was organized by Coal River Mountain Watch, and said that mountaintop removal mining in Appalachia is a crime, and that if the American people could see it, there would be a revolution.
Kennedy is scheduled to return to the state on January 21 to debate Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship at the University of Charleston.
– Suzanne Bopp