Finally: funding for a new Marsh Fork Elementary

May 3, 2010

We here at Coal River Mountain Watch want to thank everyone for the new Marsh Fork Elementary.  If you haven't heard the news, funding was secured just last week to build a new school for Marsh Fork, which sits beside a coal processing plant and beneath a 2.8 billion gallon sludge dam.  You can read more about the story here:
Charleston Gazette 

Beckley Register-Herald

Charleston Daily-Mail

We would just like to congratulate and thank everyone for this tremendous victory.  This is an example of a group of citizens standing up for what's right, even in the face of a billion dollar industry and a corrupt state government. This is a victory for the entire movement, and we'd like to thank everyone who called, wrote a letter, prayed, marched, protested, lobbied, and anything else we've forgotten.