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Enforce Coal Truck Weight Limits Rally
March 1, 2002  Charleston, WV

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Photos by Vivian Stockman

Coal trucks driven by non-union drivers circled the state capitol grounds, horns blaring, but the cheer of the crowd inside, standing in front of the Governors office, overpowered the trucks horns. The Governor did not appear to answer the crowd's question: 
Whose side are you on?

During the Friday gathering for enforcement of coal truck weight limits, Delegate Caputo recognized Ruth Cooper for her courage. Her daughter and grandkids were killed by an overweight coal truck.


Delegate Mike Caputo addresses an appreciative crowd of coalfield residents, UMWA members and enviros.


WV Coal Association president Bill Raney wasnt thrilled to be found in a House cubicle. Coalfield residents cornered him


The media throngs around Delegate Caputo, one of several House heroes.


In the hallowed halls.


Just say, "No!" to Over weight Coal Trucks!



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