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Protesters of Massey Coal Blasting Cited for Tresspass

Article: Protesters of Massey Coal Blasting Cited for Tresspass

PETTUS, West Virginia, February 3, 2009 (ENS) – Fourteen people were arrested today at a Massey Energy mountaintop removal coal mine site for trespassing on company property while staging a protest of blasting they say will endanger communities on Coal River Mountain. Five activists with Climate Ground Zero and pan-Appalachian Mountain Justice who locked themselves…

Virginia Law Requiring Use of Virginia Coal May Be Unconstitutional

Article: Virginia Law Requiring Use of Virginia Coal May Be Unconstitutional

RICHMOND, Virginia, March 21, 2008 (ENS) – A state law passed last year to encourage construction of a power plant in southwestern Virginia requires the plant to burn Virginia coal. This provision makes the law unconstitutional, the Southern Environmental Law Center said in a filing with the State Corporation Commission, SCC, challenging the law. By…