New Mountaintop Removal Site Visit June 28, 2016

Jun 29, 2016

On June 28, Coal River Mountain Watch's Vernon Haltom and interns Michelle Muska, Ashley Le, and J-sav Savino went on a site visit of the new permit (S300316) proposed by Alpha Natural Resources on Coal River Mountain. We were accompanied by WV Dept. of Environmental Protection and Alpha personnel. Please sign and share our petition to stop this destruction at Please also consider attending the public hearing ("informal conference") July 12, 2016, at Marsh Fork Elementary School in Rock Creek, WV, to state your opposition to this public health hazard.

We went up the mountain to the road along the boundary between the proposed 561-acre permit and the existing mountaintop removal and old sludge dam at the head of Workman's Creek. We stopped at a few spots along the boundary and took photos. Here are a few.