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Wise Up Dominion! Mining Protest


The photo documentation and first person narrative describe a protest in Wise County, Virginia against mining corporations and Dominion Power. This coalition of citizens consists of a local interest group working to change both public policy and an electric company. The high cost of campaigning increases the influence of interest groups and political action committees (PACs).  What types of methods does the group use to create change? How effective are they? What other ways do interest groups try to influence political life?

Source: Joshua Kahn Russell, "Wise Up Dominion!" Rainforest Action Network (accessed June 25, 2009).