CNN Poll Finds a Majority of Americans Oppose Mountaintop Removal

A poll conducted by CNN of more than 1,000 adult Americans found that 57 percent of them are opposed to the controversial practice of mountaintop removal mining. The cable news network conducted the survey in advance of the premiere of “Battle for Blair Mountain: Working in America,” a documentary produced by Soledad O’Brien. The piece […]

Petition to Block Mining on Blair Mountain Rejected by W.Va. Regulators

Regulators in West Virginia have denied a petition to block strip mining on Blair Mountain. The mountain was the site of a seminal battle in the fight to unionize the coalfields, and last month more than 1000 labor and environmental activists led a march to get the site listed to the National Register of Historic […]

Louisvillians Join March to Preserve West Virginia Mountain

Activists in West Virginia will wrap up a weeklong march tomorrow to save a mountain that played a role in the fight to unionize the coalfields. For five days, a group has been marching fifty miles through southern West Virginia to Blair Mountain. In the 1920s, it was there that miners wanting to unionize came […]

Kentuckians Among Those Marching to Save West Virginia Mountain

Today marks the beginning of a weeklong march in West Virginia to commemorate the role a mountain played in the fight for unionization in the coalfields. When 10,000 coal miners marched 50 miles across the rugged landscape of southern West Virginia in 1921, they didn’t know they would make history. They tied red bandannas around […]