Berry against coal in Kentucky

Protest in Kentucky

Writer and rural activist Wendell Berry is leading a sit-in in the Kentucky governor’s office this week.  It’s a protest against coal mining, and naturally there’s a blog.

“We’ve come, we’ve lobbied legislators,” he said when I reached him by phone this weekend. “As recently as last May we had an interview with the governor in his office. None of this has produced any effect. There are no changes in the attitudes of the government towards surface mining, and attention from the media is minimal or nonexistent. We understood, not because we like what we are doing, that this was the next thing that had to be done if we were going to carry our efforts any farther towards the elimination of surface mining…

Civil disobedience is all we had left...”

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