DC Office Open House!

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 | Posted by Mike Alilionis | No Comments

In our fight to end mountaintop removal, Appalachian Voices staff work day-in and day-out to make progress on legislation that would stop the destruction of Appalachia. A keystone of our legislative work is our office in the belly of the beast, right here in Washington, DC.

With some great accomplishments made in the last year and a lot of time spent wandering through the halls of Congress, we’ve decided that we’re due for a celebration!

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Fixing What Has Been Destroyed

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010 | Posted by Mike Alilionis | No Comments

This past weekend, activists gathered on Kayford Mountain in West Virginia – home of Larry Gibson, keeper of the mountains. Larry, as well as activists from Mountain Justice and Climate Ground Zero hosted the Mountain Justice Fall Summit – a weekend of education, training, and momentum building to end mountaintop removal.

Activists plant trees on reclamation site while others hold banner reading "Reclmation FAIL." (Credit: Climate Ground Zero)

Activists plant trees on reclamation site while others hold banner reading "Reclmation FAIL." (Credit: Climate Ground Zero)

Coming in the wake of Appalachia Rising – a mass mobilization in Washington, DC attended by thousands – the Mountain Justice Fall Summit aimed to continue to push the momentum of the movement. On Sunday, dozens took part in a beautiful and symbolic non-violent direct action, trespassing on a Patriot Coal Company “reclamation” site in order to plant trees.

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