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The Climate Bill Finally Passed. The Climate Battle Has Just Begun

From Rolling Stone by Jeff Goodell, Excerpt: Then there are the largely forgotten environmental nightmares like mountaintop-removal coal mining in Appalachia, which continues despite its devastating impacts on local communities. “When leaders in environmental organizations chose to fight climate change in a top-down fashion, they left the mountaintop-removal fight,” says Maria Gunnoe, director of the […]

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Protests and Blockades at a Coal Plant Associated with Manchin’s Family

The following articles are related to protests and blockades associated with U.S. Senator Joe Manchin: Protestors Arrested at Coal Waste Plant Affiliated With Manchin’s Family (newsweek.com) Hundreds of climate change activists to protest at W.Va. power plant, Manchin’s voting record, on Saturday | News | bdtonline.com West Virginians Lead Blockade of Coal Plant That Made

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We Still Live Here: Coal Activists Fight On in Heart-Wrenching New Film

As The Both of Me makes clear, the self-destruction of Appalachia has never ended. by Jeff Biggers Entering the abandoned ruins of a deconsecrated church and converted United Mine Workers hall with the slow approach of a horror film, the chilling opening scene in the new short documentary, The Both of Me, premiering at the Telluride Mountainfilm festival this weekend,

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Media Advisory May 1, 2021

Mother Jones Community Foundation Contact:  Director: Maria Gunnoe 304-989-9581 or info@motherjoneswv.orgPO Box 494 Van, WV 25206-0494www.motherjoneswv.org Mary “Mother Jones” Harris was born on May 1, 1837.  On May 1st, we also recognize “May Day” or International Workers Day.  This was the first  Labor day designation in 1886.  May 1st was set aside to be a

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Faith Organizations Speak Out

Biblical/Theological Considerations on Resource Exploitation  As a barebones starting point, we offer the following considerations on industrial exploitation of coal and gas in Appalachia. 1. “The earth and all that it contains belongs to God” (Psalm 24:1) is a key scripture regarding the use of the creation. This and other similar scriptures show clearly that the

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