Larry Gibson [photo]

Larry Gibson [photo]

Larry Gibson was a man of courage. For over 30 years he protested coal company mountaintop removal around his native Kayford Mountain in West Virginia, U.S. He defied the coal companies by remaining in his cabin on top of the mountain. Coal mining supporters shot bullets into his cabin, killed two of his dogs, burned effigies of Larry in his yard, made threatening phone calls, and assaulted him physically. In 2012, Larry Gibson died of a heart attack still saving his mountain. Listen to Larry Gibson tell his courageous story.