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Films, Music and More Featuring Maria
Maria's Other Awards

2012 Wallenberg Medal

Rainforest Action Network's David vs. Goliath Award

Joe. A Callaway
Award for Civic Courage

WV Environmental Coalition's Linda Schnautz Award for Environmental Courage

Sierra Club Legal Hero
of the Month
Aerial Photos 
3-20-2009 Above
Maria's Community

12-10-2005 Above Rt. 85 - Maria's Community
Other Photos
by Antrim Caskey
by Builder Levy

by Jo Syz
by Vivian Stockman
Maria is on the
board of SouthWings

2003 Prize Winner
 Judy Bonds

WV Activist Wins Global Environmental Award

Bio Info on Goldman Site





OVEC Organizer Maria Gunnoe
Wins 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize for North America

Goldman Environmental Prize

Virtual flyover of Maria Gunnoe's community. Massive thanks to Benji Burrell at ilovemountians.org for putting this flyover together.


Maria Gunnoe at the Hobet 21 mountaintop removal site on the edge of Boone and Lincoln Counties, West Virginia, March 2009.
                                                              Photo by Vivian Stockman

In Her Own Words: My Life is on the Line

No child - or adult, for that matter - should have to
endure this constant hell.

Maria's MySpace Page

A Few Selected News Stories, Pre-Goldman Prize:

Grammy Winner Kathy Mattea to Maria Gunnoe:
"Im so sorry that happened to you.

NOA: Defending Organizer Maria Gunnoe of West Virginia

The Government Sanctioned Bombing of Appalachia

Charleston Gazette: Boone mine permit wrangling continues

Boston Globe: Coal's ascent is igniting a debate

Christian Science Monitor: In coal country,
heat rises over latest method of mining

The Guardian: They flattened this mountaintop to
find coal - and created a wasteland

Orion Magazine: Looking Cheap Electricity in the Face

Maria contemplates the ongoing demise of Kayford Mountain, West Virginia.                                                  Photo by Vivian Stockman


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