Tag Archives: West Virginia

Mountaintop Removal and Blanket Forts

I’ve been two weeks, no after checking the calendar it’s actually almost three weeks, telling myself that I needed to post to my blog.  But I couldn’t.  I was hurting.  I was depressed.  I was too angry.  You see, the … Continue reading

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Once Aware…

I’m on vacation.  Far away from any coal mine.  But I can’t really get away.  I brought study material (that’s on me) to enjoy (?) on my son’s back porch with a cup of chai on this sunny summer day.  … Continue reading

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I Used to Love the Smell of a Campfire

Image from “How to Destroy a Forest Habitat“ For the past few days, stepping outside, especially first thing in the morning, the scent of a wood burning fire is on the breeze through the hollow.  I know my neighbors aren’t … Continue reading

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Riding the MTR Pendulum

Any time spent not focusing on educating people about Mountaintop Removal coal mining, or on canvassing our community, calling elected officials, writing here on my blog or attending meetings feels like guilty, stolen time.  No matter what I’m doing, my … Continue reading

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WV DEP: Who do they protect?

If you go out to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protections’ website, specifically the page for the Division of Mining and Reclamation, you will notice that it says “Our Mission” and then nothing.  No mission statement.  It’s difficult to … Continue reading

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Meeting Mt. Middlelick

Tonight, members of the Loudendale and Davis Creek community met at the Kanawha Trail Club which sits at the foot of what will be the KD#2 mine extension, or what we’ve begun calling Mt. Middlelick.  I wish I could fully … Continue reading

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