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Three more tree-sitters launch protest at Massey

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Climate Ground Zero just announced that three of its supporters have taken to the trees at Massey Energy’s operations on Coal River Mountain:

The sitters plan to remain in the trees as long as it takes to stop blasting on Coal River Mountain. Climate Ground Zero’s action campaign, begun in February of last year, has kept up a sustained series of direct actions since that time continuing decades-long resistance to strip mining in Appalachia.

The sitters are calling for the EPA to put an end to mountaintop removal and encourage the land-holding companies to develop clean energy production.