Colombia sale a la calle a defender los páramos y el agua

Colombia in defense of water and the páramo high mountain ecosystems

Colombia in defense of water and the páramo high mountain ecosystems

Colombia in defense of water and the páramo high mountain ecosystems

Motivated by the Santurbán case, a páramo located in the Santander region, Colombians where called to take a stand in the streets in defence of water and the páramo ecosystems. This region has been holding a resistance process against gold mining for a few years now. The main cities where...

A Hero Doesn’t Get Used To This

A Hero Doesn’t Get Used To This

  • Written on: 08 April 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

When he watched mountaintop removal mining raze the mountain all around his home and family’s land on Kayford Mountain in West Virginia, Larry Gibson became one of the country’s first people to speak out against this extreme and egregiously irresponsible mining practice. He has been inspiring people to fight against...

The Last Mountain

The Last Mountain

  • Written on: 08 April 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

The fight for the last great mountain in America’s Appalachian heartland pits the mining giant that wants to explode it to extract the coal within, against the community fighting to preserve the mountain and build a wind farm on its ridges instead. THE LAST MOUNTAIN highlights a battle for the...

I Couldn’t Believe My Eyes

I Couldn’t Believe My Eyes

  • Written on: 08 April 2015
  • Posted under: Videos

A film by Earth Justice. Julian Martin expresses his concerns about mountaintop-removal mining.Julian Martin is the son of an underground coal miner, a former chemical engineer, retired school teacher and West Virginia’s first Peace Corps Volunteer In 1999, Julian walked across the state of West Virginia with another Mountain Hero,...

Campaigns Against Coal

Campaigns Against Coal

  • Written on: 24 October 2014
  • Posted under: Campaigns

Globally numerous diverse organisations and individuals are leading campaigns against the destructive impacts of coal minings, one of the most polluting and destructive industries. Atmospheric pollution, mine waste, effects from the burning of coal, and water pollution all result from the coal mining process. Examples of mountaintop removal mining present stark environmental...