Joe Hamsher, Mike Roselle, and Tom Smyth locked down this morning to Marfork Coal Company, Inc.’s office in order to deliver a citizen’s arrest warrant to Christopher Blanchard, president of Marfork, and Don Blankenship, CEO of Massey Energy. Currently they are being held for a combined cash-only bail of $17,500. Though all received the same charges of conspiracy, trespass asked to leave, and obstruction, Roselle received a bail amount of $7,500 cash-only while Hamsher and Smyth both received a bail amount of $5,000 cash-only.
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As Massey accuses Hamsher, Roselle, and Smyth of terrorism and endangerment, we need to remember who the real criminals are: those who endanger thousands of lives by allowing the Brushy Fork impoundment to remain in violation of over 100 documented permit infringements. Help us stop the blasting, donate now to Climate Ground Zero.