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.
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