Environmental activists are gathering in Washington D.C. today for an anti-mountaintop removal rally. For the past few months, non-profit Earthjustice has been naming “Mountain Heroes” on its website—people who have dedicated themselves to fighting mountaintop removal and environmental destruction. Several Kentuckians are named, like Wendell Berry, Teri Blanton and Mickey McCoy and rock band My Morning Jacket. Others are from neighboring Appalachian states, like West Virginian Larry Gibson who died on Sunday from a heart attack.
Anti-Mountaintop Removal Rally Draws Activists
By Erica Peterson, Kentucky Public Radio • Sep 13, 2012