Protestors march on Blair Mountain.Photo: Appalachian VoicesSomething extraordinary is happening this week in southern West Virginia. For the first time in years, the United Mineworkers of America (UMWA), the largest union representing coal miners, has found common cause with environmental and community advocates who are seeking to end mountaintop-removal coal mining. Some UMWA miners have joined hundreds of environmental and Appalachian community advocates who are marching to Blair Mountain on the 90th anniversary of one of the greatest labor battles in American history. Both groups want to protect this historic mountain from the efforts of coal companies to obliterate parts …
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