mountaintop removal http://wfpl.org en Mountaintop Removal Activist Wins Prestigious Wallenberg Medal http://wfpl.org/post/mountaintop-removal-activist-wins-prestigious-wallenberg-medal <p>The University of Michigan awarded the prestigous <a href="http://www.wallenberg.umich.edu/" target="_blank">Wallenberg Medal </a>to mountaintop removal activist Maria Gunnoe earlier this week.</p><p>Gunnoe lives in Boone County, W.Va., and has spent the past eight years campaigning against mountaintop removal and its environmental effects in Appalachia. Gunnoe was also the 2009&nbsp; Goldman Prize honoree from North America.</p> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 19:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 2195 at http://wfpl.org