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September/October 2007 Mountain State Sierran

The Dirty Truth about Coal, a new book on Mountaintop Removal Coal mining and information on the Greenbrier CoGen Plant and Health Providers for Wilderness. Plus new Outings and information on other issues in this issue of your Mountain State Sierran

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The Dirty Truth About Coal

by Alice McKeown, National Staff Coal Specialist, and Paul Wilson, Chapter Chair
In a new report, the Sierra Club documents the devastating impacts of our nation's dependence on coal.

New Book on Mountaintop Removal: Bringing Down the Mountains

by Shirley Stewart Burns
Bringing Down the Mountains: The Impact of Mountaintop Removal Surface Coal Mining on Southern West Virginia Communities, 1970–2004

Update on Western Greenbrier CoGen Plant

by Beth Little
Our appeal of the Air Quality Permit moves to the State Supreme Court and the water will be removed from the Meadown River.

West Virginia Chapter holds Outings Leadership Training with First Aid

by Nathan Parr
Chapter and WV Wilderness Coalition sponsor First Aid and Outings Leadership Training at the Annual Wilderness Workshop

Healthcare Providers Are Signing On for Wilderness

by Mary Wimmer, WV Wilderness Coalition Chair
Health Care Providers recognize the need for wilderness for all Mountaineers, and the wilderness benefits that are available to all Mountaineers!

God’s Gift of a Wild and Wonderful Land

by Allen Johnson and Bob Marshall
NEW! Monongahela National Forest DVD and viewing kit from Christians for the Mountains. Request your copy today!

Chapter Executive Committee seeks input on Chapter Newsletter Guidelines

by Paul Wilson, Chapter Chair
Club Policies and Guidelines are binding on all members, so get your comments in by October 15th! Thanks!

A Chicken in Every Pot?

Sierra Club’s True Cost of Food Campaign


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