Treesitters Come Down
The treesit on Coal River Mountain, which was Climate Ground Zero’s most sustained intervention in mountaintop removal mining operations since its campaign of nonviolent direct action began last February, ended over the weekend after nine days.
In a final communication from her tree, one of the two remaining protesters, Amber Nitchman, 19, captured the group’s resolve, saying “It’s not over until the blasting is stopped.”
Both treesitters are still in jail, being held for a combined cash-only total of $5,000.
Climate Ground Zero is asking for donations to raise the bail money and to help them continue their fight against mountaintop removal.