'This is our home. We don't want to live nowhere else'
NAOMA, W.Va. — Some ex-coal miners have become environmental activists trying to halt massive mountaintop projects that they say are devastating their home state. "I was sitting up there for 12 hours a day watching that equipment move and watching them set up blasts and tear up that mountainside," a former coal company employee recalls. "I just felt like I had blood on my hands."