Reported by: Dan Matics
Videographer: Kenney Barnett
Web Producer: Dan Matics
Reported: Nov. 1, 2012 11:01 PM EDT
Updated: Nov. 2, 2012 10:33 AM EDT
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, Cabell County
, West Virginia
An energy forum in Huntington was crashed by a group of protestors who is upset with an executive who was speaking.
Friends of Blair Mountain protested Natural Resource Partners, a sponsor of the forum which was held Thursday afternoon at the Pullman Plaza Hotel in Huntington.
Friends of Blair Mountain said the group owns mineral rights to historic Blair Mountain in Logan County, and they're upset because Nick Carter, Chief Operations Officer, of the company refuses to meet with them.
During the panel discussion, Carter said the forum was not the time or place for the discussion and said they are working with the coal companies and law makers to protect the land best they can.
The forum was sponsored in part by the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce.