Friends of Blair Mountain attend energy forum
November 2, 2012 ·
Friends of Blair Mountain members attended an energy forum yesterday in Huntington with hopes of pleading their case of preserving the historic Logan County landmark.
The Huntington Chamber of Commerce held
an energy forum yesterday that focused on using the state’s energy resources to
grow West Virginia’s economy.
Among the attendees were board members of the
Friends of Blair Mountain. Their hope
was to talk with someone from Natural Resources Partners, the company which
owns land on Blair Mountain, site of one of the the nation’s largest civil
Joe Stanley is a Wayne County resident
and former coal miner. He says they just wanted to plead their case to Nick
Carter of Natural Resource Partners.
“We’re just hoping for the best and
Blair Mountain is a part of our history and a part of our culture and a part of
our labor history and it definitely needs to be protected. We would ask him in
good faith to sit down and more forward with making Blair Mountain a national
monument park or a national park,” Stanley said.
Attempts by Friends of Blair to speak
with Nick Carter in the past have not worked out.