On Thursday, Glen Collins of Coal River Mountain Watch will give a lecture about mountain top removal coal mining and its deadly effects on the ground water in Appalachia.
Date: Thursday, April 2
Time: 8 pm
Place: PAC 002
Details after the jump:
The Prenter Water Fund came together in the Summer of 2008 a few months after residents of Prenter Hollow found out that the ground water they had used and depended on for generations had been contaminated by coal slurry injections. With high illness rates and a lack of government willingness to help, the people decided to get clean water themselves. With a water truck and storage containers at each house, the people of Prenter will have clean drinking water until a water line can be laid through Prenter Hollow
Coal River Mountain Watch is a grassroots organization founded in 1998 in response to the fear and frustration of people living near or downstream from huge mountaintop removal sites. We began as a small group of volunteers working to organize the residents of southern West Virginia to fight for social, economic, and environmental justice. From our humble beginnings, we have become a major force in opposition to mountaintop removal.