Monthly Archives: August 2009

Prize-Winning Prose to be Performed at NC Stage

Peter Neofotis is an extraordinary storyteller. He does more than narrate; he embodies every syllable of his well-crafted prose, which centers on a small town in the mountains of Virginia. He navigates characters, drama and flashbacks with grace and brings

Appalachian Voices on Rachel Maddow

Rachel Maddow mentioned our work to expose FACES of Coal earlier tonight [below]. Please also check out DeSmogBlog, Jeff Biggers, and ThinkProgress who are breaking and building upon this story as we speak. Meanwhile, Josh Nelson at enviroknow brings the

K Street PR Firm “Adfero” Hosting FACES

Feel the grassrootsfulness! Update: Brad Johnson at ThinkProgress has MUCH more. Earlier today we reported that Adfero, a DC based PR firm, was hosting FACES’ website. The site which allowed you to see who Adfero is hosting was then blocked

FACES of Coal are iStockPhotos?!

The Farce Continues We’ve touched on the fact that the new coal industry front group “FACES” has yet to come forward with a list of their members. Well, thanks to a few new media> gumshoes, including our own Jamie Goodman

Tree-sit Halts Blasting at Mountaintop Removal Mining Site

Two activists from Climate Ground Zero and Mountain Justice engaged in a tree sit have halted blasting for a second day at a Massey Energy mine site in West Virginia. The two sitters established themselves on platforms over 80 feet

More than 300 Groups Demand a Stronger Climate Bill from the Senate

(via the Center for Biological Diversity and EEN. -jdub) WASHINGTON- A broad coalition of more than 300 faith, human-rights, social justice, and environmental groups sent a letter to U.S. senators today calling for energy and climate legislation that is much

Coping With Contamination

Stories by Sierra Murdoch Maria Lambert Sand Lick, W. Va. Maria Lambert was born in the coal camps at the head of Prenter Hollow. When she moved down the road to Sand Lick in 2000, her father drilled a well.

Moratorium Declared on New Slurry Injection Permits

Story by Sarah Vig In a partial victory for citizens and environmental groups opposed to the process, the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection declared a two-year moratorium on new permits for disposing of coal slurry by injecting it into

New River Expedition Sees Both Beauty and Problems

By George Santucci, Executive Director National Committee for the New River We started talking last year about a complete trip down the New, from Watauga County, N.C., all the way to the confluence in West Virginia, to celebrate the river’s

First Colonists Were No Strangers To Drought

Excerpt from a new book: Heart of Dryness / By James G. Workman. Visit – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – “New hard evidence, accumulated from tree ring data and pollen