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 War of the Trees 
 
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In Richmond, Virginia, on May 18, Massey Energy, the coal company known for the West Virginia mine disaster and for mountaintop removal mining, held their annual AGM meeting. Two activsts were arrested for dropping a banner inside reading “Massey – Stop Putting Profits Over People!” while others disrupted the event, the group occupying the adjacent rotunda.

Meanwhile, hundreds of mining union and environmental activsts held separate rallies outside, both denouncing Massey's criminal carelessness in the mines with both worker safety and that of the surrounding communities and natural environments.

Here's what someone from one of the organizations involved in the protest had to say:
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There's a reason some have called coal and oil, which come from under the ground "Energy from Hell." These fuels are rapidly turning into high-priced "unobtanium" anyway, so the sooner we all transition to renewable energy, termed "Energy from Heaven" because wind and solar come from the sky, the better!

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