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Take Action: Protect Blair Mountain

The battlefield on Blair Mountain was listed as a national historic landmark in 2009, but under pressure from coal companies, the West Virginia Historic Preservation Office reversed that decision several months later.

The companies, including mining behemoths Alpha Natural Resources and Arch Coal, opposed the listing of Blair Mountain as a historic site because it could interfere with their plans to conduct mountaintop removal mining operations on the Spruce Fork Ridge battlefield, the most important historic landmark in Central Appalachia.

Now more than ever, we need this administration to take steps to permanently protect Blair Mountain.

Tell the Obama Administration to Protect Historic Blair Mountain.


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