Maria Gunnoe Wins Prestigious Goldman Award for Fighting Big Coal!

Maria Gunnoe of the Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition has been awarded the 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize–Congratulations to Maria –and everyone working to end mountaintop removal and fight dirty coal! 

The Goldman Prize is known as the “Nobel Prize” for environmentalists — it’s awarded to one grassroots environmental leader from each continent.

In 2003,  Judy Bonds of Coal River Mountain Watch received the Goldman Prize for her outstanding work on ending mountaintop removal.

Read more about Maria’s amazing, inspiring work for environmental justice at the Huffington Post or across the web. Then take a moment to celebrate all the amazing heroes in our movement!

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