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Judy Bonds and Patty Sebok will speak about how their lives, communities, and mountains in Southern West Virginia are endangered by Mountaintop Coal Removal at a gathering on March 3.
They will also discuss why it is important for residents of the Eastern Panhandle to pay attention to the politics of coal, as shown in the attempt by Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship to influence last year's legislative elections.
Bonds and Sebok are members of the community group Coal River Mountain Watch. They are organizing to end the forms of coal mining that they feel are destroying their home. Both women are activists rooted in Southern West Virginia and have received wide attention. Bonds was the 2002 recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize for all of North America.