Two days ago, our friends and allies in West Virginia helped carry out a major protest against Mountaintop Removal mining. Included in the arrests were actress Darryl Hannah, 350 Messenger Dr. James Hansen, and a former Republican member of Congress.

The action intended to highlight the terrible grip coal mining has on the health and well-being of the people of West Virginia–but coal’s impacts stretch far beyond even one particular state. Coal is the most carbon-intensive fuel, and there’s no way to return to 350 and keep coal part of the planet’s energy mix.