Residents from coal-impacted communities throughout Appalachia gathered
on Tennessee's Zeb Mountain and
marched in nonviolent protest against National Coal Corp.'s
mountaintop removal mining operations.
Four marchers were arrested after they intentionally stepped
onto the company's property.
Having already destroyed more than 1,300 acres of Zeb Mountain, Knoxville-based
National Coal has set its sights on other peaks across the
state. Among the places it wants to mine is land in Sundquist Wildlife
Area, a public game preserve that drains into Nashville's
drinking water supply.