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  • Bathtub photo lands coal activist in child-porn hot water

    West Virginia coal activist Maria Gunnoe testified before a congressional committee about her community's ruined water supplies. Instead of action, her evidence triggered a conversation with the Capitol Police.

  • What About the Homeland Security of the Coalfield Residents?

    Editor Jon Queally at Common Dreams has just posted the testimony of Goldman Prize winner Maria Gunnoe from last Thursday’s historic Senate hearing on mountaintop removal.  Below is the full text from Gunnoe, who is a community organizer with the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition. by Maria Gunnoe The following was submitted as prepared testimony to […]

  • King coal takedown: Maria Gunnoe

    Pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living” — Mother Jones. Maria Gunnoe is one of seven recipients of the 2009 Goldman Environmental PrizePhoto: Tom DusenberyListen here, King Coal. Maria “Mother” Gunnoe, a fearless community organizer for the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition in West Virginia, whose home sits on the frontlines of […]