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Larry Gibson: Appalachia’s Lorax

Mountaintop removal forced people to consider what they wouldn’t sacrifice

Larry Gibson’s parents never worried about finding him, when, as a boy, he wandered out into the forest. All they had to do was spot the hawk that followed him from the air. That’s how close Gibson was to the West Virginia…
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by: Bill Kovarik – September 11, 2012

Mountaintop Removal Protest Echoes Historic Labor Battle

March Next Week Hopes to Save West Virginia’s Blair Mountain

The marchers who will take to the roads of West Virginia next week to try to stop the demolition of yet another mountain for the coal underneath will be following the same route that more than 10,000 well-armed miners took 90 years…
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by: Bill Kovarik – June 2, 2011

Stone’s Throw

High in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, on a small island of green above a desert of rock and mud, a man in blue jean overalls wanders throughan overgrown cemetery and struggles to contain his emotions. Vivian Stockman/www.ohvec.orgEd Wiley walked 500 miles from West Virginia to Washington, DC to ask for help in relocating an elementary school away from a dangerous coal slurry pond. “What happened to the graves down here?”…
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by: Bill Kovarik – Autumn 2007

Stone’s Throw

High in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia, on a small island of green above a desert of rock and mud, a man in blue jean overalls wanders throughan overgrown cemetery and struggles to contain his emotions. Vivian Stockman/www.ohvec.orgEd Wiley walked 500 miles from West Virginia to Washington, DC to ask for help in relocating an elementary school away from a dangerous coal slurry pond. “What happened to the graves down here?”…
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by: Bill Kovarik – Summer 2007

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