Citizen Enforcement Training

Feb 25, 2011

Coal River Mountain Watch and the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition will be holding a Citizen Enforcement training on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Charleston. This event will train participants in reading and understanding mine permits, identifying violations, reporting and following up on violations, and taking legal action. Friday, April 1 will be geared towards those who have gone through this process and will provide in-depth detailed and technical information. Saturday, April 2 will be geared towards those who are new to the process and will focus on issues residents near mine sites routinely face. The trainers for this event will be Mike Becher of the Appalachian Center, Rob Goodwin of Coal River Mountain Watch and Mathew Louis-Rosenberg of the Sludge Safety Project.

This training is intended for coalfield residents, organizers and activists. Participants should attend whichever day of the training they think will benefit them the most. The training will run from 9:00 to 4:00 on both days. Lunch will be provided. Please register in advance by emailing walevendis[at]gmail[dot]com or calling (304) 854-2182. The Unitarian Universalist Congregation is located at 520 Kanawha Blvd. West in Charleston, at the intersection of Kanawha Blvd. and Vine St.