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In our neighboring state, as part of  the Mountain Justice Summer Action Camp taking place at the Appalachian South Folklife Center, five members of Mountain Justice and RAMPS boarded a coal barge to protest the destruction of mountains in West Virginia through Mountaintop removal, while other members and their fellow concerned activists blocked coal transport at approximately 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 24.  One, Catherine Ann MacDougal of Rock Creek, had already engaged in the Bee Tree Hollow Tree Sit in Coal River Valley for thirty days during July and August 2011.

The five locked  themselves on the barge beside Kanawa River Terminal’s Quincy Dock near Chelyan, trying to raise a large banner that read “Coal leaves, cancer stays” before being stopped by company workers stopped them.

Meanwhile on Kayford Mountain, a major mountaintop removal coal mining site, dozens obstructed access to the haul road at the Republic Energy mine. During a half an hour…

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