Sit-in at Kentucky Governor's Office Ends in 'I Love Mountains' Rally

"Author Wendell Berry and 13 other environmental activists emerged from the [Kentucky] state Capitol on Monday to roars of approval and applause, ending their four-day occupation of Gov. Steve Beshear's outer office.

The protesters joined several hundred people on the Capitol steps for the "I Love Mountains" rally, an annual event held to promote "stream saver" legislation that effectively would end mountaintop removal coal mining in Eastern Kentucky. Previous bills died for lack of action; similarly, this year's bills are languishing in committee."

John Cheves reports for the Lexington Herald-Leader February 15, 2011.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011