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  • Successful Rally at the White House Council on Environmental Quality

    Today dozens of residents from Appalachia and allies from across the country rallied at the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). Those wishing to contact the CEQ to support residents can take action here. This office oversees the Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of Surface Mining and other agencies that are responsible for protecting Appalachian […]

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  • Take Action for Our Water and Our Future!

    Just yesterday, mountain leaders sat down with members of the Obama administration to demand that the administration follow through on its 2009 promises: to take measures to protect the people, waters and mountains of Appalachia from the dangerous impacts of mountaintop removal coal mining. Let the administration know that these mountain leaders are not alone!  […]

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  • Press Release: Our Water, Our Future

    Appalachian Leaders Bring Message to Obama Administration to Keep Promises on Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining Citizens to meet with agency officials and Congress, and hold “Our Water, Our Future” public rally – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – […]

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  • UBS Backs Away From Funding Mountaintop Removal

    We’re happy to share an announcement from our friends at Hands Off Appalachia, who have been working hard on this campaign for three years. UBS, the world’s third top funder of mountaintop removal in 2011, has taken steps demonstrating its commitment to significantly reduce financing of the mining practice. Last month, the bank confirmed to […]

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  • Justice to Justice Campaign Continues to Grow!

    The Justice to Justice Campaign was launched by the Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (SAMS) in May 2014 and quickly drew regional and national attention to the reckless practices of West Virginia billionaire Jim Justice. Jim Justice owns Southern Coal, based in Roanoke, VA, and a multitude of subsidiaries across Central Appalachia. SAMS is demanding that Justice […]

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