Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks to mountaintop-removal mining protesters Saturday. The protesters made a weeklong, 50-mile march to the summit of Blair Mountain to demonstrate against the mining practice.
Hundreds of protesters march along W.Va. 17 near the Logan-Boone county line to the summit of Blair Mountain on Saturday, ending a weeklong demonstration against mountaintop-removal mining.
Country music singer and native West Virginian Kathy Mattea performs the song "Black Waters" for s during the March on Blair Mountain. Its lyrics include the words, "Sad scenes of destruction on every hand; black waters, black waters run down through the land."
A coal industry supporter is escorted from a protest against mountaintop-removal mining Saturday in Boone County.
Former congressman and West Virginia secretary of state Ken Hechler speaks about preserving the mountains during the Saturday demonstration.