Friday, February 11, 2011

Writers Wendell Berry, Silas House at slumber party in KY Governor's office

Agrarian authors Wendell Berry and Silas House are among the protesters having a "slumber party" in the Kentucky Governor's office to protest mountaintop removal in eastern Kentucky, a deviant form of coal mining that basically destroys everything in its general vicinity, polluting

It's the energy equivalent of fishing by throwing a stick of dynamite in the water. Berry and the other protesters said they were going to stay there until they were arrested, but the authorities, realizing what a public relations disaster that would be for the Beshear administration, decided maybe they'd better just leave them alone.

This isn't the first time Berry has tried to get arrested, only to encounter uncooperative authorities. What does a guy have to do to get arrested these days?

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