Appalachia Rising Rally in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Thousands converge for Appalachia Rising, the largest national protest to end mountaintop removal (MTR) coal mining. Appalachian residents, retired coal miners, scientists and faith leaders are demanding that the Administration end the destructive practice that poisons communities and streams. Specifically, they are calling for the immediate veto of the Spruce Mine project and calling for sustainable economic diversification for the region.

Those in attendance include climatologist Dr. James Hansen, authors Erik Reece and Silas House, Native American activist Matthew Sherman, and country music star Big Kenny. The march and rally follow Voices from the Mountains, a weekend summit on mountaintop removal.
42 photos · 1,346 views