Back in November, 14 activists associated with the campaign Hands Off Appalachia (HOA) were arrested in Stamford, CT for calling on UBS to divest from mountaintop removal coal mining. UBS AG is a Swiss-owned wealth management company heavily involved in the global financial sector. They descended on UBS’s North American Headquarters in Stamford, CT to do sit-ins, banner drops, and lock downs. They’re working our way through the CT legal system, and continuing there fight to get this international wealth-management firm to divest from coal.
Background info: HOA is an active US-based campaign demanding UBS change their official policy and stop funding and supporting companies that engage in mountaintop removal coal mining. Mountaintop removal (MTR) is a radical form of coal mining that blasts away mountains and devastates the environment and communities of Appalachia. UBS funds and supports many of the largest companies engaged in mountaintop removal coal mining in Southern Appalachia, including: Patriot Coal Corporation, Alpha Natural Resources, Arch Coal Inc and James River Coal Company.
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