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Protesters take case to W.Va. Supreme Court

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Climate Ground Zero activists announced today that they are appealing to the state Supreme Court to challenge a circuit court order blocking further protests against Massey Energy’s mountaintop removal operations.

Lawyers for the protesters are filing a petition for appeal and hoping the Court agrees to hear the case. I’ve posted a copy of their petition here. It alleges that the previous rulings by Raleigh Circuit Judge Robert Burnside were overly broad and contrary to established law.

Remember that Massey just last week also obtained a preliminary injunction against the protesters from U.S. District Judge Irene Berger.