Zeb Mountain is a 2,264 foot (690.07m) mountain summit in Campbell County in the state of Tennessee (TN). Zeb Mountain is also the site of the largest surface coal mine in Tennessee, operated by National Coal Corporation.
Direct Actions against mining on Zeb Mountain
July 20, 2008: Four arrested at Tennessee strip mine
On July 20, 2008, residents from coal-impacted communities throughout Appalachia gathered for a march at Zeb Mountain to protest the environmentally destructive practice of mountaintop removal and surface coal mining. The march was organized by United Mountain Defense, Mountain Justice Summer, and Three Rivers Earth First! and included political theater, life-sized puppets and rousing speeches.
In an act of civil disobedience, four citizen activists walked across a line marked with police tape designating National Coal Corporation's property. The four were immediately arrested without incidence and removed from the property by the Campbell County Sheriff's office.
- APPALACHIAN RESIDENTS GATHER TO MARCH ON ZEB MOUNTAIN, The Small Ax, 7/21/2008
- More anti-coal direct action at Appalachian mine site, Rainforest Action Network, 7/21/2008
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