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July - August 2011 Mountain State Sierran

The March on Blair Mountain, the dangers of Coal Ash, and lots of summer outings make this a great summer issue of your Chapter Newsletter!

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Blair Mountain March Demonstrates Power of a United Group of Citizens to Overcome Industry Obstacles

by Bill Price
Close to 800 people came to reenact the 1921 Coal Mine War's March on Blair Mountain.

Coal Ash Battles Piling Up in West Virginia

by Jim Kotcon
A new bill by WV Rep. David McKinley says coal ash is good for you, so the EPA doesn't need to regulate it!

The March on Blair Mountain — Finale

by Jim Sconyers, Chapter Chair
The last day of the March to Blair Mountain was memorable and uplifting!

WTO Challenges U.S. Meat Labeling Law

by Joan Jones Holtz, Sierra Club Trade Team
Veggie Burger, Anyone??

Boards Hold Hearings in Martinsburg on North Mountain Shale Project

by Paul Wilson
Oh, Yeah! The WV DEP will save our community from pollution and irresponsible development!


Increased participation is needed at the Kanawha Valley Sustainability Fair, which has become a successful annual event!

Perspectives on Outings: A Beautiful River

by Dan Soeder, Outings Chair
Water-borne outings are becoming a regular feature of our Chapter's Outings Program. Join us for the next one!


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