Skip to comments.Fear of violence grows in mountaintop mining fight (enviro-goons vs. coal miners)
Posted on 12/20/2009 4:51:08 PM PST by AAABEST
It was the slap heard 'round the coalfields: Cordelia Ruth Tucker, wearing the fluorescent-striped shirt of a miner, strode past West Virginia state troopers and into a stream of marchers protesting mountaintop removal mining to deliver an audible smack.
There have been nearly 100 arrests in 20 protests, most involving trespassing. Led by a new group called Climate Ground Zero, the activists have chained themselves to giant dump trucks, scaled 80-foot trees to stop blasting and paddled into a 9 million-gallon sludge pond. They've blocked roads, hung banners and staged sit-ins.
Virginia-based Massey Energy claims a single 3 1/2-hour occupation at Progress Coal Co. in Twilight cost the company $300,000.
Massey equates anti-coal with anti-American. Pittsburgh-based Consol Energy blames the planned layoffs of 482 miners on a lawsuit by the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition.
Activist Chuck Nelson, a former underground miner from Glen Daniel, said the longer surface miners face uncertainty, the more the danger grows: The federal government must act soon, one way or the other.
And if the EPA comes down on the environmentalists' side?
"Well," Nelson said, "there's a possibility it might not be safe to live in the Coal River Valley."
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Not that I condone it, but I'd be dishonest if I were to say that I'd be the least bit upset if some of them wound up taking dirt nap for what they're doing to these miners.
“Not that I condone it, but I’d be dishonest if I were to say that I’d be the least bit upset if some of them wound up taking dirt nap for what they’re doing to these miners.”
I’m curious why you wouldn’t “condone it”?
482 miners is a small army.
Coal mining is no way to live but whats the alternative for these people? The Gov dole?
These enviros should read a good history of the region,
miners don’t mess around.
Maybe its time to start sending a message to the enviro wacos everywhere...........
Maybe they would feel better about it if illegals from Mexico did the mining?
Dear miners...shoot ‘em.
I no longer have patience with liberals. They are not subject to slimy “laws”...those are for idiot conservatives.
Enough. Can up, slice ‘em, hang ‘em...anything but let these idiots vote.
Seriously, it’s war now...
I spent a large part of my childhood exploring these old mines.
Things are way safer today.
Walter Reuther style.....
Did you misunderstand the post, or are you suggesting that murder is acceptable?
That Climate Ground Zero has been going on since 2007. There’s a web site.
I also found a Ruckus.org manual for ‘non-violent’ agitation.
Is this all Soros funded?
“I no longer have patience with liberals.”
They’re not liberals. They’re communist revolutionary scu&bags.
Don't want to mess with miners..
Coming from a family of coal miners, I safely predict that the coal miners will beat the tar out of the enviro-weenies, if not worse.
what I could never understand I why other people don’t chain those who have chained themselves to vehicles, trees, fences, etc., to remove the option of unchaining themselves?
and congressmen for the same reasons !!
United Mine Workers of America.. “Hails Historic Obama Victory” Nov 5 2008
UMWA, under the bus.
Sooner or later someones going to die. These things get pushed and pushed and someone always does. I wonder what the reaction will be in the mining community after it happens.
“Coal mining is no way to live”
All who support reduction of coal mining should be condemned to having all their coal generated power uses made illegal.
No electricity for heating should cure the problem this weekend.
Yes, I AM advocating letting the GangGreen commies freeze to death in the dark.
I bet you a few of them were some of those at the 9/12 march on DC.
It looks like this will be in everyone’s future.
One day Americans will get it—the left is out to destroy you.
They want you poor, miserable and dependent. It’s just that simple.
One day you will realize this and begin to fight back.
But not until many, many of you suffer a good long while, it would seem.
I hope they tar and feather them and take them out on rails, Ah-h-h .... the good ol' days.
“Yes, I AM advocating letting the GangGreen commies freeze to death in the dark.”
We should be so lucky.
Here’s the slap:
Listen to the pinkos applaud when Massey is handcuffed. “Yea! An unemployed working woman is going to jail! Hoorah!” PUKE!
BTW, used to be I would hasten to add that I don’t endorse behavior like that of Massey. I no longer hasten. I no longer even add.
Those that would find allies in the legal system to oppress you, rob you of your wealth, your freedom to contract and associate and of your means to sustain yourself and live in your community-—? Well, many things are evil. Some less so than others.
Green blood must be the price for killing jobs at the alter of Gaea
“...for what they’re doing to these miners.”
If you are reading this, you are on their list. This type of thing is certainly not reserved for miners alone.
Every American will have his/her turn with the left.
They’re just getting started.
I hope Americans wake up before it’s too late to keep them at bay, to save our freedom.
It is no longer your grandaddies coal operation.
The greenies should be taken out by whatever means is needed.
That is not a complete sentence. Please try again.
I got $20 on the coal miners.
Ditto. The Bible once said if you take a way a man’s ability to earn a living, it is no different from murdering him. Since ancient time, history has recorded that humans will react violently if you plan to take away their means to earn a living.
Miners for most part come from the tradition of the Appalachian Mountain Men. They know thievery or injustice when it is done to them, and they will take the law into their own hands.
Finally the environmentalists claim that their movement is from within West Virginia made up of people from the towns of WV. Well if they are, they should be aware of the miners’ culture and history, and what will happen. Most West Virginians I know do not believe in screwing with the miners nor farmers, because they are trying to make a living. Many are only two generations separated from miner and farmer generation within their own families.
And from what personal experience do you speak?
I live in the Ohio Valley and would concur with what the man said that it won’t be safe to be there soon. The greens should be very afraid for their safety because if they suceed and things are shut down few will survive to make it home. People in these parts do not take kindly to being told what to do and even less kindly to facing their family starving!
Nah, the miners are good Democrats first, and freedom lovers second. I’ll put $20 on the followers of Gore!
coal mining is a GREAT way to live. I love it,as many do. We help keep this country great,but of course everyone doesn’t like so-called dirty jobs,mining,milling,timber cutting,oil drilling,but this is actually all real life consists of,everything else depends on these things
Everyone knows about the Hatfield - Mccoy fued. That was in West Virginia. Imagine that kind of dedication focused on outsiders and it becomes quite a wonder that nothing has happened yet.
According to the West Virginia Coal Association:
"The average annual wage of a coal miner exceeds $60,000, far higher than the national median household income of $36,622, as reported in the Hendryx-Ahern report."
I'd say not a bad way to live!
Amen FRiend, I shall not post further.....
Yea I know the miners are good ol union guys, but let me get this straight: Coal miners are going to cut their own throats, go green, and put their entire familes futures in peril to back Algore?
I’ll still take the miners over the Gorebots.
This is BS! An average coal miner makes about $40,000 per year after 15-20 years experience. When my dad retired back the 1990s, he earned about $36,000 during his last year of work, and that was after about 35 years in the mines and on strip jobs running a D9 dozer on the high walls.
I imagine that they could put them in some places that, in few millions years, see the nuts turned into coal. Tar works of course. :)
You don't know what the hell you're talking about...
Self defense is not murder.
Environmentalists are genocidal maniacs.
A lot of what people do is “no way to live.” But that’s by the sissy standards of the New World Order. A lot of what it takes to sustain live is brutish and nasty. But food must be killed and processed and sewers maintained and toilets cleaned and vomit cleaned up and wounds cleaned and sweat and danger handling large heavy equipment and people die doing their jobs. Disney et al. have created a santized view of the world. Kids now don’t know working 16 hours a day to get a crop in and falling down on a cot to get up and do it again. None of these people in the DC swamp get it. Life is hard. Because of the cheap energy we (THE USA!) set a new high ground and a moment in time when most of the population was entirely unaware of the difficulties of getting the stuff they used daily. Well if we let them get away with their stupid legislation we’ll all learn soon enough just how tenuous is human life on this planet. And a coal miner’s job won’t look so bad.
Then explain Byrd and Rockefeller.
These envirolibs don’t even qualify as people. They don’t even deserve to be treated like animals.
They are a disease.
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