Mountaintop Removal ProtestPhoto: Jay Mallin

WASHINGTON — Climate scientist James Hansen was among more than 100 people arrested on Monday at the Appalachia Rising protest against mountaintop-removal coal mining.

Mountaintop Removal ProtestPhoto: Jay Mallin

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The biggest mountaintop-removal protest to date brought together Appalachian residents, retired coal miners, faith leaders, and other activists.

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Mountaintop Removal ProtestPhoto: Jay Mallin

The protest culminated with a sit-in in front of the White House.

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Mountaintop Removal ProtestPhoto: Jay Mallin

Appalachian residents have had their communities destroyed by mountaintop mining.

Mountaintop Removal ProtestPhoto: Jay Mallin

Arrested for telling the truth: “Blowing up mountains for coal poisons people.”

Mountaintop Removal ProtestPhoto: Jay Mallin

Longtime activist Larry Gibson, in yellow, rallied the crowd.

Mountaintop Removal ProtestPhoto: Jay Mallin

Another activist led away in handcuffs.

Mountaintop Removal ProtestPhoto: Jay Mallin

This sign says it all. Obama, are you listening?