Tree sit ends at Alpha Natural Resources

August 18, 2011 by Ken Ward Jr.

This just in announcing the end of the latest tree-sitting protest against mountaintop removal (see previous posts here, here and here):

Catherine-Ann MacDougal is descending her oak tree on Coal River Mountain that she has lived in for the past month in protest of strip mining, and police have been notified. MacDougal, an activist with the RAMPS Campaign, had been in the oak tree on Alpha Natural Resources’ Bee Tree permit since July 20; until August 2, she had been joined by fellow RAMPS activist Becks Kolins. Their tree-sit, the longest in West Virginia history, effectively halted blasting on the Bee Tree hollow portion of the site, aside from a small blast released on the third day of the tree-sit.


One Response to “Tree sit ends at Alpha Natural Resources”

  1. Pragmatic Realist says:

    She is very brave. She should get a medal for defending the earth and the forest.

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