Big Coal Defeat! Rednecks and Greens Announce Victory at Blair Mountain | CommonDreams.org
Published on Tuesday, March 31, 2009 by Huffington Post
Big Coal Defeat! Rednecks and Greens Announce Victory at Blair Mountain
by Jeff Biggers
After 500 mountains in Appalachia have been blown to bits by mountaintop removal, one peak was most likely saved today: Blair Mountain in West Virginia, the site of the largest armed insurrection in the United States since the Civil War, was officially approved by the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places to be placed on the National Register.
This is a huge victory, as the tide continues to turn in the movement to stop mountaintop removal in Appalachia.