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Despite jail time, Rock Creek man plans more MTR protests
An activist who was arrested on Thanksgiving Day outside the Governor's Mansion says he plans more civil disobedience protests to try to force West Virginia officials to test the dust generated by blasting at mountaintop removal operations.
Mining activist out of jail after five days
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- An anti-mountaintop removal activist is free after spending five days in jail following his arrest for trying to leave a container of mining dust at the West Virginia Governor's Mansion.
From front lines to a Secret Garden
"It's pretty accurate to say I've been on the front lines here in West Virginia for quite a while now," said the 43-year-old photojournalist, speaking from her home in Rock Creek.
Charleston Daily Mail
TODAY: Environmental protestor arrested at Governor's Mansion
A protestor with the environmental group Radical Action for Mountain People's Survival chained himself to a barrel of contaminated water on the West Virginia Governors Mansion steps Wednesday morning.
Jeff Morris Web Producer: Jeff Morris Reported: Aug. 21, 2013 1:21 PM EDT Updated: Aug. 21, 2013 2:24 PM EDT Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia Authorities said an environmental activist who locked himself to a barrel of dirty water in front of the governor's mansion to protest Appalachian coal slurry impoundments will be charged as soon ... (more)