Proud to say that one of the Orion Grassroots Network's own, Maria Gunnoe, an organizer for Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, has won the "environmental nobel" for her courageous grassroots activism to end mountaintop removal (MTR) in the face of fierce intimidation: Grist's own Ken Ward has the story in today's Charleston (WV) Gazette. Maria Gunnoe is one of seven recipients of the 2009 Goldman Environmental PrizePhoto: Tom DusenberyGunnoe was forced to hire a guard dog and install surveillance cameras around the perimiter of her home to fend off coal company goons. Judy Bonds of Coal River Mountain Watch in WV …
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