Appalachian Voices is honored to be chosen as a recipient of donations in memory of Sue Daniels, a leading mountaintop removal activist from Blacksburg, Virginia, who passed away in November.
As a leader of the Blacksburg-based organization Mountain Justice, Sue’s dedication to ending mountaintop removal was extraordinary. Sue took dozens of people to West Virginia to see firsthand the devastation caused by these coal mining operations, which involve blasting off entire mountaintops and filling the valleys below with rock. Sue organized numerous events in Blacksburg to educate the community about the tragedy taking place in the nearby coalfields.
Sue was loved and respected by all who knew her for her commitment to justice, peace, and a healthy future for the mountains. She was also an accomplished scientist working at Virginia Tech who studied endangered species.
Sue is deeply missed, but her legacy will live on in the effort to end mountaintop removal coal mining. Contributions to the Sue Daniels Memorial Fund will be used to advance the campaign to end mountaintop removal. To make a contribution, please contact Appalachian Voices or visit our website, www.appalachianvoices.org.