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Protesters of Massey Coal Blasting Cited for Tresspass

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

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…