“We Have Stopped It For Another Year”: MVP Tree-Sit Hits Over 156 Days

By Appalachians Against Pipelines, Itsgoingdown.org -

Today marks 156 days since the beginning of the Yellow Finch tree sits, and a lot has changed since then. The forest around us has undergone seasonal changes, the trees have shed their leaves, [...]

From Appalachia To Germany: Anti-Capitalist Trees, People Power & Systemic Corruption

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

On the front lines of the fight against dirty energy – worldwide. First up, some great news from West Virginia and Virginia – taking time to celebrate these victories while taking a look at the [...]

Land Of Extraction: How The Carceral Institution Settled In Central Appalachia

By Stephen T. Young and Brian Pitman, Truthout.org -

Driving the roads of any small coal town settled within the central Appalachian Mountains, it is easy to see the beauty of the landscape. However, this beauty is concealed by lasting embodiments [...]

In Appalachia, Women Put Their Bodies On The Line For The Land

By Ellee Achten, Rewire.news -

Women turn to environmental activism later in life due to health concerns, deep community investments, and, according to 75-year-old Peggy Gish, because they have "more freedom to get around, to [...]

A Young Tree Sitter Starves In A Tent 50 Feet High To Stop A Pipeline

By Staff, Itsgoingdown.org -

When a young girl got up in a monopod tent with limited food to prevent construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) back in March, she had no idea the movement her action would spark. A 61 [...]

The South’s Pipe Dreams

By Seth Cline, Usnews.com -

The largest gas field in the world lies deep below the shimmering Persian Gulf, surrounded on all sides by wealthy OPEC nations. The second-largest sits largely beneath rural Appalachia. And as [...]

I’m An Eagle Scout, And I Don’t Want Pipelines In My Wilderness

By Griffin Bird, Otherwords.org -

Troop 149, an enthusiastic and lively troop from Arlington, made me the person I am today. Being a member of Troop 149 meant a lot of things, but most importantly it meant incredible outdoor [...]

100-Year Capitalist Experiment Keeps Appalachia Poor & Stuck On Coal

By Gwynn Guilford, Qz.com -

The first time Nick Mullins entered Deep Mine 26, a coal mine in southwestern Virginia, the irony hit him hard. Once, his ancestors had owned the coal-seamed cavern that he was now descending [...]

This Proposed Pipeline Would Cut Right Through The Appalachian Trail

By Hilary Hanson, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Hilary Hanson for The Huffington Post - Environmental groups are voicing opposition to a proposed natural gas pipeline that would cut across the Appalachian Trail in Virginia and require [...]

Coal Industry In Collapse, Mountains Not Coming Back

By Laura Gottesdiener, www.tomdispatch.com -

By Laura Gottesdiener in Tom Dispatch - In Appalachia, explosions have leveled the mountain tops into perfect race tracks for Ryan Hensley’s all-terrain vehicle (ATV). At least, that’s how the [...]

Week Of Actions For Climate Justice In Appalachia

By Dana Kuhnline, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

While much of the national climate movement has focused on gearing up towards the People’s Climate March in New York City later this month, frontline communities in Appalachia have been working [...]

WVA Implores Health Secretary To Stop Mountaintop Removal

By Jeff Biggers, www.ecowatch.com -

Here’s a reality check: Since President Obama took office in 2009, not a single top level official from the White House, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Council on Environmental Quality, [...]

Residents Demand New Jobs, Transparency On Strip Mine

By Justice To Justice, www.justicetojustice.com -

In the pre-dawn rain, members of the Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS) waited to deliver a citizen mine inspection request letter to workers at the foot of an A&G Coal Corp. surface [...]

Rising Tide’s Continental Gathering, August 22-24

By Rising Tide North America, www.rtna.live2.radicaldesigns.org -

Save the Date! Rising Tide North America Announces Our Continental Gathering! August 22-24 near Whitesburg, Kentucky Join us for the 2nd annual Rising Tide North America Continental [...]

I Let Go Of Being A Righteous Outside Organizer

By Joe Solomon, www.medium.com -

I want to share a story. And I should warn you: it’s full of hubris. I moved to West Virginia in December of 2012, thinking I could lead a blitz campaign to end the reign of mountaintop [...]