You have a chance to raise your voice right now about two mountains that are slated for destruction in Southern West Virginia. This week the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection is taking comments on the renewal of the now expired Camp Branch Permit on Blair Mountain, as well as the Beetree Surface Mine Permit on Coal River Mountain.
Just two months ago, 1,000 people gathered in Southern West Virginia to march on Blair Mountain, demanding that the mountain be preserved and rightly recognized as a National Historic Place. Weeks later, two tree sitters began an occupation of Coal River Mountain, which is ongoing and continues to prevent blasting on Coal River Mountain.
Now the EPA needs to hear from you that mountaintop removal needs to end.