Moving Mountains

Written By Penny loeb
Moving Mountains
  • Publsiher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release : 14 December 2021
  • ISBN : 0813189292
  • Pages : 328 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Moving Mountains written by Penny loeb which was release on 14 December 2021, this book published by University Press of Kentucky. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Deep in the heart of the southern West Virginia coalfields, one of the most important environmental and social empowerment battles in the nation has been waged for the past decade. Fought by a heroic woman struggling to save her tiny community through a landmark lawsuit, this battle, which led all the way to the halls of Congress, has implications for environmentally conscious people across the world. The story begins with Patricia Bragg in the tiny community of Pie. When a deep mine drained her neighbors' wells, Bragg heeded her grandmother's admonition to "fight for what you believe in" and led the battle to save their drinking water. Though she and her friends quickly convinced state mining officials to force the coal company to provide new wells, Bragg's fight had only just begun. Soon large-scale mining began on the mountains behind her beloved hollow. Fearing what the blasting off of mountaintops would do to the humble homes below, she joined a lawsuit being pursued by attorney Joe Lovett, the first case he had ever handled. In the case against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Bragg v. Robertson), federal judge Charles Haden II shocked the coal industry by granting victory to Joe Lovett and Patricia Bragg and temporarily halting the practice of mountaintop removal. While Lovett battled in court, Bragg sought other ways to protect the resources and safety of coalfield communities, all the while recognizing that coal mining was the lifeblood of her community, even of her own family (her husband is a disabled miner). The years of Bragg v. Robertson bitterly divided the coalfields and left many bewildered by the legal wrangling. One of the state's largest mines shut down because of the case, leaving hardworking miners out of work, at least temporarily. Despite hurtful words from members of her church, Patricia Bragg battled on, making the two-hour trek to the legislature in Charleston, over and over, to ask for better controls on mine blasting. There Bragg and her friends won support from delegate Arley Johnson, himself a survivor of one of the coalfield's greatest disasters. Award-winning investigative journalist Penny Loeb spent nine years following the twists and turns of this remarkable story, giving voice both to citizens, like Patricia Bragg, and to those in the coal industry. Intertwined with court and statehouse battles is Patricia Bragg's own quiet triumph of graduating from college summa cum laude in her late thirtie and moving her family out of welfare and into prosperity and freedom from mining interests. Bragg's remarkable personal triumph and the victories won in Pie and other coalfield communities will surprise and inspire readers.

Moving Mountains

Moving Mountains
  • Author : Penny loeb
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release Date : 2021-12-14
  • Total pages : 328
  • ISBN : 0813189292
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Summary : Deep in the heart of the southern West Virginia coalfields, one of the most important environmental and social empowerment battles in the nation has been waged for the past decade. Fought by a heroic woman struggling to save her tiny community through a landmark lawsuit, this battle, which led all ...

Moving Mountains

Moving Mountains
  • Author : Anne-Christine D'Adesky
  • Publisher : Verso
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Total pages : 487
  • ISBN : 0813189292
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Summary : An award-winning journalist offers the only global analysis of AIDS treatment and prevention in countries from South Africa to China....

Moving Mountains

Moving Mountains
  • Author : John Eldredge
  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Release Date : 2016-02-16
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0813189292
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Summary : Why Some Prayers Work, Why Some Don’t, and How You and God Can Change Things for Good How would it feel to enter into prayer with confidence and assurance—certain that God heard you and that your prayers would make a difference? It would likely feel amazing and unfamiliar. ...

Moving Mountains

Moving Mountains
  • Author : Ayeshia Nicole Pompey
  • Publisher : Xulon Press
  • Release Date : 2010-05-24
  • Total pages : 182
  • ISBN : 0813189292
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Summary : Ayeshia Nicole Pompey is a believer in the scripture "to whom much is given much is required (Luke 12:48)." Active in her community at a young age, Ms. Pompey has a passion for educating her community holistically and empowering individuals with tools to help them succeed in life. She was born ...

Moving Mountains

Moving Mountains
  • Author : Andrea Dougherty
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2017-05-23
  • Total pages : 140
  • ISBN : 0813189292
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Summary : This is a book about God's Love and Healing as seen through the eyes of a stage four colon cancer survivor and fighter. Diagnosed in February of 2015 at the age of 43, Andrea wants to share her testimony of healing. What is your mountain? Read about how you can make that ...

Moving Mountains

Moving Mountains
  • Author : Jonathan K. Rice
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2011-02-23
  • Total pages : 169
  • ISBN : 0813189292
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Summary : The germ of this document began with two questions: how much does it take to supply aCivil War army(the Army of the Potomac has the best records so it is used as the exemplar) and since we are dealing with the 19th century man, the numbers for other armies; ...

Manager Moving Mountains

Manager Moving Mountains
  • Author : Nicole Gaiziunas
  • Publisher : MI Wirtschaftsbuch
  • Release Date : 2013-11-11
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0813189292
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Summary : Every executive board would like to have the best in their field. Unfortunately, this undertaking has been failing extensively and categorically for years. Every year billions are spent on executive and personnel development, talent management, training and qualification, with modest results. No man-agers can move mountains like this, not to ...

Throwing Grapes and Moving Mountains

Throwing Grapes and Moving Mountains
  • Author : Jan Hegelein
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Release Date : 2012-12-10
  • Total pages : 266
  • ISBN : 0813189292
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Summary : “The beauty of a word from God is that it ignites a passion within your spirit. It satisfies an underlying thirst you did not know you had and it births a fierce longing for more!” Spiritual growth is not a given, yet it is open to all who would seek ...

The Faith That Moves Mountains

The Faith That Moves Mountains
  • Author : Arisnel Mesidor
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2017-08-21
  • Total pages : 132
  • ISBN : 0813189292
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Summary : The Faith That Moves Mountains: How to Have It, How to Use It, and How to Protect It is a Christian nonfiction book consisting of a theological reflection on Mark 11:2025. If you feel like you have a huge and intimidating mountain standing in front of you, if you feel like ...

Prayers That Moved Mountains Still Move Mountains

Prayers That Moved Mountains Still Move Mountains
  • Author : Florence Mutambanengwe
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2012-01-09
  • Total pages : 215
  • ISBN : 0813189292
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Summary : When I was a small child, my grandfather made whole family pray. I remember that some of the family members used to get tired of praying everyday. They would run away from the main farm house and hide. However, that would not stop granddad Maxin Mwanyenya Mutambanengwe. It was like ...

Faith Does It Really Move Mountains

Faith Does It Really Move Mountains
  • Author : Judy Baus
  • Publisher : PublishAmerica
  • Release Date : 2001-07-16
  • Total pages : 182
  • ISBN : 0813189292
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Summary : Faith is essential to live a victorious Christian life, so how do we get it? Why are some people more victorious than others? Have they found some "Christian secret?" Judy answers these and more questions using example after example of difficulties not only patriarchs of old but she today faced ...

Faith that Moves Mountains and Smashes Strongholds

Faith that Moves Mountains and Smashes Strongholds
  • Author : Russell G. Ellies
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2007-06-01
  • Total pages : 182
  • ISBN : 0813189292
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Summary : In Part One, we analyze the meaning of the Hebrew and Greek words translated "faith." Next, we explore how all of our faculties interact so you learn how to process a promise into a powerful word of faith. In Part Two, you discover how these principles are modeled by such ...

Moving Mountains

Moving Mountains
  • Author : Marie H. Roesgaard
  • Publisher : Aarhus Universitetsforlag
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Total pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0813189292
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Summary : The Japanese educational system is admired and envied for its success in providing a well-educated population and contributing to the spectacular post-War industrialisation and modernisation of the nation. It is also criticised for inhibiting creativity and spontaneity, seen as crucial talents in the forthcoming information age. "Moving Mountains" is based ...

The Parables of Dr Seuss

The Parables of Dr  Seuss
  • Author : Robert L. Short
  • Publisher : Westminster John Knox Press
  • Release Date : 2008-01-01
  • Total pages : 95
  • ISBN : 0813189292
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Summary : The author of "The Gospel According to Peanuts" now turns his attention to the works and verses of Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss, who is hardly regarded as a Christian thinker. However, by drawing on the Bible and other works, Short presents quick theological readings of Seusss works....

Moving Mountains

Moving Mountains
  • Author : Geoffrey Russell Evans,James Goodman,Nina Lansbury
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0813189292
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Summary : Moving Mountains is about campaigns challenging the power, priorities, and practices of global mining corporations. Transnational mining companies are key agents of corporate globalization, which are often larger than national economies, and dominate governments and local peoples, creating fiefdoms dedicated to the single purpose of extracting resources. Contributors from a ...