Peter Slavin writes in the L.A. Times about Bo Webb and how he became a leading organizer against mountaintop removal:
“All up and down … Coal River, people have cancer.”
[Webb] rattles off the names of neighbors and others stricken with the disease, including two boys across the river: a 12-year-old who died last year and a 14-year-old who is dying.
“They’re killing us, and purposely,” he charges. “They want us out of here.” Activists have long maintained that Massey wants to pursue mountaintop removal without people around to slow it down.