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Is it time for the Feds? Intimidation and Violence Escalating in West Virginia’s MTR areas posted an article today examining the escalating violence in the West Virginia coalfields between proponents and opponents of mountaintop removal coal mining. Threats of violence, both in written form and verbally, are growing on a daily basis. Videos posted to YouTube from the June 23 Marsh Fork Elementary School anti-mountaintop removal rally and from the July 4 family festival at Kayford Mountain have garnered numerous comments that are increasingly hostile. How will all of this turn out?

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