In response to Massey Energy’s harmful abuse of the Coal River Mountain tree sitters, call Massey’s international headquarters Monday, Jan. 25, starting at 9 a.m. and demand they immediately stop illegally using noisemakers to harass the tree sitters.
Here’s a video that shows the noise and the banners from two miles away:
After four days 60 ft up in the air, the treesitters, David Aaron Smith, 23, Amber Nitchman, 19 and Eric Blevins, 28, are still going strong. Massey’s sleep deprivation by air horn isn’t making things easy, and the sleet, fog, mist, and rain aren’t helping either – but every time that people have talked to them, they sound upbeat and steadfast. The sitters plan to endure the discomforts created by Massey security and the weather and hold out for as long as possible to defend Coal River Mountain.
Instead of permanently ending blasting on Coal River, Massey is trying to harass the sitters into leaving using the sound machine, hitting the platforms with a rope, cutting down nearby trees and constant flood lights. Some of the harassment has stopped, but the sound machine continues, possibly causing permanent hearing loss. We need to call Massey’s international headquarters Monday, Jan. 25, starting at 9 a.m. and demand they immediately stop illegally using noisemakers to harass the tree sitters.
Can you call Massey?
Call Jose Alfaro, Office of the Chairman (Blankenship)
If you can’t get through on that line, call the main switchboard (below):
The phone number is 804-788-1800 (Richmond, Va)
Don L. Blankenship
Baxter F. Phillips Jr.
Eric B. Tolbert
J. Christopher Adkins
Mark A. Clemens
Jeffrey M. Jarosinski
John M. Poma
M. Shane Harvey
Richard R. Grinnan
Steve Edgar Sears
The following is a sample script for the call: