June 24th, 2009
From Green Right Now Reports:
Famed climate scientist Dr. James E. Hansen, actress Daryl Hannah and Rainforest Alliance Network Executive Director Michael Brune, along with several local residents were arrested on Tuesday while protesting mountaintop removal in Southern West Virginia.
The protesters were outside the gates of a Massey Energy plant in Raleigh County, where they sat down and blocked a roadway. Thirty-one protesters were arrested for obstructing traffic and police officers, according to the Charleston Gazette.
The protesters chose the site because Massey has a slurry (wet waste from coal operations) impoundment that sits near an elementary school.