• Sign our petition to protect Coal River Mountain

    Coal River Mountain is being threatened by a new mountaintop removal permit that would destroy 561 acres of this beautiful West Virginia community. We need you to sign our petition to protect this mountain and the communities that depend on it from destruction. Alpha Natural Resources — the company that is proposing to mine the […]

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  • A promise isn’t enough: Demand coal companies clean up their mess

    Once our mountains are destroyed by mountaintop removal coal mining, no one can put them back. But coal operators have a responsibility to clean up their mess. Otherwise our communities are left surrounded by toxic eyesores and polluted water. Bonding is the process by which coal companies provide financial assurance that they will reclaim the […]

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  • Tell Congress: It’s time to RECLAIM our mountains

    This week, nearly 40 mountain leaders are in Washington, D.C., to speak up to protect our water and reclaim our future — and they need your help! As the coal industry declines, thousands of jobs have been lost and millions of acres of land have been damaged. We’re excited about new policies that would clean […]

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  • Celebrating our 10th anniversary in Washington, D.C.

    Come celebrate and enjoy live music, a silent auction and fundraiser, homemade Appalachian-inspired food and drinks, and a walk down memory lane! The Alliance for Appalachia was formed in 2006 with the goals of ending mountaintop removal coal mining, halting other destructive coal technologies, and creating a just and sustainable Appalachia. We are a coalition […]

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  • Not another “Sink-Sink” — Prisons shouldn’t be used to reclaim strip mines

    Remember “Sink-Sink,” the federal prison in Martin County, Ky., that’s slowly sinking into the earth because it was built on a former strip mine? Another Appalachian community might soon be facing this same form of “reclamation,” and they need your help fighting it. The Federal Bureau of Prisons has proposed to build a $444 million […]

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  • Submit your comments on the Stream Protection Rule

    This is your chance to officially tell the Obama administration to protect Appalachian streams. The U.S. Department of the Interior has released a draft version of the Stream Protection Rule, which could be the most significant action taken to reduce the impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining on the region’s waterways. But we need it […]

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  • Tell the EPA: Protect our streams from selenium pollution

    We’ve been busy this month advocating for a strong Stream Protection Rule. Now we need you to speak up on another issue threatening Appalachia: toxic selenium pollution. This element is leaching out of mountaintop removal valley fills in devastating amounts, causing deformities in fish and endangering the health of our streams and communities. Take action […]

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  • Speak up in Lexington for a strong Stream Protection Rule

    The federal Office of Surface Mining has finally released a draft version of its long-awaited Stream Protection Rule, and is holding hearings across the region to hear from community members impacted by surface coal mining. We need your help to make sure this critical rule overcomes industry opposition. Will you join us on Sept. 3 […]

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