BOONE COUNTY- The Mountain Mobilization Campaign is one they will not soon forget. Nothing went according to plan. First of all, someone forgot to pack 'the stash'. Then it turned out the Tree-Climber chosen for that important mission (by drawing of straws) was deathly afraid of heights. A fact they didn't learn until it was time for him to climb down from the tree.
Then the worst happened. The resistance group ...met with resistance.
"We were afraid for our lives," said protester Poni Moonglow. "Don't these stupid miners understand we came to save their lives? Coal is not a way of life -- it's a way of death -- for them, their children and their children's children."
Poni is the great, great grandson from a Kentucky Coal Miner family, so he knows. "I should be dead with everything my college professor told me about the dangers of coal mining. I always feel paranoid and hungry. I think it's from the coal poison. I have to take special herbal medicines to counteract the effects."