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Fight to Save Blair Mountain Continues

Recent heavy equipment activity on Blair Mountain has residents in Blair, West Virginia increasingly concerned that Arch Coal will move forward with plans to mine the historic site of the largest labor uprising in American history.

Arch Coal, one of the largest coal companies in Appalachia, has four mining operations planned for Blair Mountain, some of which would intrude onto the battlefield. Today, this multi-billion dollar company announced record profits from the fourth quarter of last year.

Folks in Appalachia won’t stand for Arch Coal’s plan to destroy their community and our nation’s history just so they can increase their profit margin, and we shouldn’t either.

Call Arch CEO, Steven Leer today, February 10, and tell him that Appalachian communities should not fall victim to pad his profit margin.

To allow Arch Coal to destroy Blair Mountain would be to tear out a crucial page of American labor history and burn it. But even more important than the history are the lives of the people living at the foot of this mountain today.

Take Action RIGHT NOW — tell Arch Coal to save Blair Mountain.

Raised in the Blue Ridge mountains of Cashiers, N.C., Kate has contributed to numerous climate, coal and clean energy campaigns throughout her career at Greenpeace, Rainforest Action Network and now Appalachian Voices. In her role as Deputy Executive Director, Kate’s deep-rooted experience in campaign strategy and execution helps ensure the success of each of our programs.

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