Please Vote For CREEK--Coal River Environmental Education For Kids--to Win $10K Grant


Feb 10, 2016

Coal River Environmental Education for Kids (CREEK) provides kids with healthy, wholesome, and fun opportunities to learn to take care of their environment and themselves. Please cast your three votes at https://causes.kindsnacks.com/cause/creek-coal-river-environmental-education-for-kids/ to help the project win a $10,000 grant from KIND Causes. Watch the video at https://vimeo.com/154626919  and please share. Thanks! 

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Bankrupt Alpha Executives' Bonuses Approved


Jan 24, 2016

A bankruptcy court judge has approved Alpha Natural Resources' request for millions in bonuses for their executives. Meanwhile, Alpha plans to cut retiree benefits. This is WRONG. 

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Remembering Judy Bonds: 5 Years


Jan 3, 2016

It's hard to believe it's been five years since we lost Judy Bonds to the cancer that is so prevalent in communities near mountaintop removal. There are not enough words to explain what she meant to Coal River Mountain Watch, to the community, and to thousands of activists she inspired. For a taste of that inspiration, watch this memorial video at https://vimeo.com/18774906. And then fight harder, and help us keep her fight alive.

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Top 12 for 2015


Dec 30, 2015

Wow! What a year it’s been.Here’s a quick summary of 12 major events in 2015, in no particular order:

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The Jury Is In


Dec 3, 2015

VERDICT: #Blankenship guilty of conspiracy, not guilty on other two counts  http://www.wvgazettemail.com/article/20151203/GZ15/151209860

Blankenship guilty of conspiracy, not guilty on other two counts

by Ken Ward Jr., Staff Writer
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Junior Walk Addresses Bioneers Conference


Dec 1, 2015

Coal River Mountain Watch outreach coordinator Junior Walk addressed the Bioneers conference in California in October. You can watch his short talk, along with up-close flyover footage of the Brushy Fork sludge dam above his home, at http://tinyurl.com/JuniorWalkBioneers15.

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Coal River Mountain Watch vs United States Department Of The Interior


Nov 30, 2015

Good news. A federal judge ruled against the Dept. of Interior's motion to dismiss our lawsuit. This is over the Office of Surface Mining's determination that "shall" doesn't really mean "shall" and that a state agency can retroactively extend a terminated permit with no legal basis, in this case the Eagle 2 permit on Coal River Mountain. This isn't a ruling on the case itself, but it's good news moving forward.