Maria Gunnoe is an environmentalist who opposes mountaintop removal mining. She is featured in the 2008 documentary film Burning the Future: Coal in America and the 2007 documentary film Mountain Top Removal. In 2006, Gunnoe received the Callaway Award for her organizing efforts in her southern West Virginia community.

In 2009 Gunnoe received the Goldman Environmental Prize, which is the second time an environmentalist has been awarded a Goldman Prize for fighting coal mining operations in West Virginia. In 2003, Julia Bonds won a Goldman for opposing the controversial practice of mountaintop removal in Appalachia. (from Wikipedia)


Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition

Goldman Prize

She Took On Big Coal: Mining Crisis in Appalachia