From Appalachia to Alaska: Addressing the Human Health and Community Impacts of Coal Mining'

2012-09-17 by

UAA Campus Bookstore hosted this panel discussion of mountaintop removal coal mining, on what large-scale coal extraction could mean for Alaska and what can be done to address the negative social and environmental impacts of coal mining.

Guest speakers include Kirby Spangler of Castle Mountain Coalition, and other community organizers from Mountain Justice, Coal River Mountain Watch, the RAMPS Campaign and the Beehive Collective.

These organizations are all part of a diverse and sustained movement to abolish mountaintop removal coal mining in the Appalachia. Speakers will discuss the impacts of large-scale surface mining on their lives, as well as their community’s long history of organizing and resistance efforts against coal.

This event was sponsored by Castle Mountain Coalition, The Alaska Action Center and Alaska Big Village Network.

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Castle Mountain Coalition
Alaska Big Village Network
UAA Campus Bookstore