On the Front Lines of the Climate Change Movement: Mike Roselle Draws a Line


The beard is graying.

The hair is clipped military-short.

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He is a large man, oddly shaped, like a cross between a grizzly and a javelina.

It’s Roselle, of course, Mike Roselle—the outside agitator.

He and a fellow activist have just spread an anti-coal banner in front of a growling bulldozer in West Virginia on a cold February morning in 2009.

He’s in this icy and unforgiving land to oppose a brutal mining operation and will soon be arrested for trespassing.

Massey Energy, the…

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