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.


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.

Thanksgiving And Daily Shopping Can Support Our Work

Nov 21, 2015

Shopping for Thanksgiving? If you shop at any Mid-Atlantic Kroger, you can support our work without spending anything extra.Just sign up for the Kroger Community Rewards program here, have your Kroger card handy, and select Coal River Mountain Watch as the group you want to support. When you use your Kroger card when you shop, Kroger will donate a portion of your purchase to support our work, at no extra cost to you. The more households that participate, the more help we get, so please share with friends and relatives now so those Thanksgiving dinner purchases can support a good cause.


Breathtaking Aerial Video of Our Community

Nov 14, 2015

Wow. Just watch the new video at https://vimeo.com/145592303 to get a bird's-eye view of the Judy Bonds Center and the mountaintop removal site and toxic sludge dam above our communities. You can see why we do what we do to protect residents from the threats just over the ridge.


New Mountaintop Removal Flyover Photos Posted

Oct 15, 2015

Thanks to our friends at Southwings (http://www.southwings.org/), on Saturday Oct. 10 we were able to show some Coal River Mountain residents the destruction that's coming if Alpha Natural Resources gets the Long Ridge #1 permit approved. Edwight mountaintop removal site with Shumate's Branch sludge dam. Flyover courtesy www.southwings.org.While the weather kept us from flying over the Long Ridge site itself, we were able to get a good view of other mountaintop removal sites in the area. We got a look at the 2,000-acre Edwight permit and 2.8 billion-gallon Shumate's Branch sludge dam above the old Marsh Fork Elementary School. Alpha plans to close down the Edwight site at the end of November. It still looks like a pile of dusty rubble that's not going to be "reclaimed" anytime soon.


Alpha to Close Edwight Mountaintop Removal Site

Oct 6, 2015

Alpha Natural Resources is shutting down the Edwight mountaintop removal site above Naoma, WV.


Be The 1% (in A Good Way)

Oct 4, 2015

Be the 1%. In a good way. If only 1% of our Facebook friends signed up for a $10 tax-deductible, monthly recurring donation, Coal River Mountain Watch would have the mortgage payment covered for the Judy Bonds Center for Appalachian Preservation. Just go to http://crmw.net/donate.php.
Invest in a front-line community directly impacted by mountaintop removal. Be a hero. Be the 1%. Be the one you've been waiting for.