Posts Tagged ‘ mountain top removal ’

UBS Backs Away From Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining

Aug 14th, 2014 | By
From left to right: Vic Lancia, Nick Katkevich, Carmen Cordero, April Scheller, Colin Bennett, Ben Martin, Dan Fischer, Anthony Sorge. (contributed)

UBS, the world’s third top funder of mountaintop removal in 2011, has taken steps demonstrating its commitment to significantly reduce financing of the mining practice.

In the summer of 2013, members of the campaign were arrested during a protest at UBS’s Knoxville, Tenn., office. Shortly afterwards, four members of the Connecticut-based group Capitalism vs. the Climate blocked the entrance to UBS’s North American headquarters in Stamford, Conn., and were arrested.

Four Arrested Protesting UBS Funding of Mountaintop Removal Coal Extraction

Jun 28th, 2013 | By

Activists associated with Capitalism vs. the Climate and Hands Off Appalachia participated in a solidarity action at UBS wealth management services in Stamford, Connecticut. The non-violent protest was in opposition to UBS’ funding of the harmful extractive process known as mountaintop removal.

Four of the activists, April Scheller of Middletown, Carmen Cordero of Hartford, Nick Katkevich of Voluntown, and Vittorio (Vic) Lancia of Portland, were arrested by the Stamford Police Department for Criminal Trespass and Breach of Peace when UBS executives would not meet with them to discuss the request. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story.

Appalachian Coalfield Leaders Join Tar Sands Pipeline White House Protest: Which Side Are You On, Mr. President? « SpeakEasy

Aug 31st, 2011 | By

Not quite a year ago, NASA climatologist James Hansen joined hundreds of Appalachian coalfield activists, including Teri Blanton, Maria Gunnoe, Bo Webb, Larry Gibson, Mickey McCoy and Bob Kincaid at a sit-in in front of the White House, and called for the abolition of mountaintop removal mining. In an extraordinary act of solidarity, Blanton and

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EPA Vetoes Largest Mountaintop Removal Permit: New Era of Civility in the Coalfields?

Jan 13th, 2011 | By

Invoking the rule of law and science in the central Appalachian coalfields, the EPA has announced its long awaited and extensively researched decision today to veto the 2,300-acre mountaintop removal mining permit at the Spruce No. 1 Mine in West Virginia.