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Residents Demand Transparency, New Jobs on Problem Strip Mine in Appalachia

Pre-dawn letter delivery to strip mine gates in response to denial of citizen inspection
Appalachia, VA – In the pre-dawn rain, members of the Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS) waited to deliver a citizen mine inspection request letter to workers at the foot of an A&G Coal Corp. surface mine in Appalachia, VA.… Read the rest

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A Report from the Picket on the Greenbrier

On July 2nd and 3rd, members of the Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS) were joined by about 20 allies from West Virginia and Virginia in a picket and two candlelight vigils outside the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs West Virginia. The Greenbrier is home to an annual PGA golf tournament that brings thousands to the small West Virginia town to watch a tournament, all of it made possible by the profits Jim Justice has extracted from Appalachian communities.… Read the rest

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Community group leads picket on Greenbrier

Contacts:
Gabby Gillespie, Campaign Coordinator: 304-438-1339 emilyggillespie@gmail.com
Marley Greeen, Community Organizer: 276-639-6169 green.marley@gmail.com
Community group leads picket on Greenbrier
VA coalfields group sheds light on true cost of Billionaire Coal Baron’s wealth
White Sulphur Springs, WV – Citizens from across the region have joined the Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS) for a picket being held outside of the Greenbrier Classic PGA Tournament.… Read the rest

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Justice to Jim Justice! First Petition Delivery

Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards and supporters from across the region deliver over 300 petitions asking Jim Justice to clean up his act.
SAMS hand delivered a set of 300 petitions on Wednesday, gathered since launching their website, www.JusticetoJustice.com, in May. SAMS members were joined by residents of three other states where Jim Justice subsidiaries are impacting water quality and public health; West Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee.… Read the rest

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