In this Dec. 7, 2009 file photo, environmental activist Judy Bonds speaks at Robert Kennedy Jr.'s call for an end to mountaintop removal mining on Coal River Mountain at a rally outside the ... more 
In this Dec. 7, 2009 file photo, environmental activist Judy Bonds speaks at Robert Kennedy Jr.'s call for an end to mountaintop removal mining on Coal River Mountain at a rally outside the headquarters of the state Department of Environmental Protection in Charleston, W.Va. Bonds, who gained national attention for her homespun opposition to mountaintop removal coal mining, has died, environmental group Coal River Mountain Watch said Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. Bonds died Monday evening at a hospital, Coal River Mountain Watch co-director Vernon Haltom told The Associated Press. Bond, the group's executive director, was 58. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Bob Bird, File
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