An Historic Rant

By Eleanor Goldfield, Art Killing Apathy. -

We don’t need another post about “these times.” We can all pretty much agree that shit is weird – that we’re confused, bewildered and feel like we’re on a boat captained by Bond villains heading [...]

“Hard Road Of Hope” Shows West Virginia Is A Mirror Of The United States

By Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance. -

For years now Eleanor has been participating in climate justice camps and actions providing support to those on the front lines of the climate and environmental crises however it was needed from [...]

Exposed: States Relying On ‘House Of Cards’ To Pay For Coal Mine Cleanup

By Mark Olalde, Desmog Blog. -

For more than a century-and-a-half, the forests, streams, and hollows of the Appalachian Mountains have been scraped and gashed to unearth their heart of rich black coal. These lumps of [...]

TC Energy Headquarters Shut Down In Charleston, WV For Hours; Multiple People Lock To Each Other

By Staff , Itsgoingdown.org -

Charleston, WV — Early this morning, more than 100 water protectors shut down the TC Energy Headquarters in Charleston, WV. Several people locked their necks to one another, blockading the lobby [...]

West Virginia Legislation Would Make Civil Disobedience Against Gas Pipelines A Felony

By Staff , Morgancountyusa.org -

Industry drafted legislation (HB 4615) that would make civil disobedience against a pipeline or other fossil fuel projects a felony is moving through the West Virginia legislature. The House of [...]

Hope Of A Sustainable Future In West Virginia’s Coal Country

By Eleanor Goldfield, Roarmag.org -

An intimate portrait of West Virginia’s “coal country,” where locals plan for a sustainable future amid the devastation wreaked by the fossil fuel industry. On the national stage, there is not a [...]

$10 Million Defamation Lawsuit Filed Against Rockwool, Allies

By Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

A civil complaint was filed yesterday in Circuit Court in Jefferson County, W.Va., alleging that Rockwool Group, one of its employees and former members of the local development authority [...]

Kentucky Miners Are Blocking a Coal Train, Demanding Their Stolen Wages

By Alexandra Bradbury, Labornotes. -

Harlan County, Kentucky, is probably best known for the hard-fought strikes in its coal mines in the 1930s and 1970s. Today the remaining mines are nonunion. But evidently the local spirit of [...]

‘Drop Rockwool’: Retailers Urged To Boycott Insulation Maker

By Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

Several Jefferson County, W.Va., residents demonstrated at home improvement retailers in Gaithersburg, Md., in an effort to pressure them to ban Rockwool insulation products from their shelves. [...]

Organic Farm In W.Va. Imperiled By Gas Pipeline Construction

By Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

In the four years since finding stakes mysteriously implanted in the ground of their newly acquired farm, Neal LaFerriere and his family have worked as best they could with Mountain Valley [...]

School Board Drops Bid To Obtain Rockwool Property By Eminent Domain

By Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

Ranson, W.Va.–The Jefferson County Board of Education will no longer pursue condemnation of Rockwool’s property to build a educational center to provide services for student with special needs. [...]

How Kai Newkirk’s ‘Extractive Activism’ Left Destruction In Its Wake

By Anne Meador and John Zangas, Dcmediagroup.us -

A nationally known activist returned to his West Virginia hometown earlier this year to join the fight against the construction of a major industrial facility that posed significant health risks [...]

Rockwool Resisters Hold Rally, Vow To Keep Fighting Factory

By Anne Meador and John Zangas, Dcmediagroup.us -

Ranson, W.Va.—Local residents rallied at the doorstep of the planned Rockwool insulation factory on May 16 to express their resolve to keep fighting the insulation manufacturer, even as walls of [...]

Rockwool Pipeline Construction May Disturb African-American Cemetery

By John Zangas and Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

Ranson, W.Va.–Granny Smith Lane was until recently riddled with almost impassable potholes. If you navigated them successfully and wound your way to the end of the narrow, tree-lined roadway, you [...]

WVDEP Approval Of Rockwool Gas Pipeline Permit Made In ‘Bad Faith,’ Opponents Say

By Anne Meador, Dcmediagroup.us -

The West Virginia Department of Environment (WVDEP) on Friday issued the final permit necessary for Mountaineer Gas to build a gas pipeline to service the Rockwool factory in Jefferson County, [...]