Thirteen marchers, ages 53 to 88, walked the fourth five-mile stretch of their journey to the gates of Massey-owned Mammoth Coal Company Sunday. The route took them past American Electric Power’s Kanawha Valley coal plant in Glasgow, W.Va.. In the wake of Saturday’s banner drop at the Walker CAT facility in Belle, W.Va. security and one police vehicle met the marchers as they passed AEP’s entrance. The marchers moved on and avoided further confrontation.
The march will resume tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. in Cedar Grove. It is expected to arrive at the gates of Mammoth Coal Company at 4:00 p.m., where the marchers will protest mountaintop removal.