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  • One day left: Force coal companies to clean up their mess

    The federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement is finally taking steps to limit self bonding — and we need you to speak up today to make sure the regulations are as strong as possible. Bonding is the process by which coal companies provide financial assurance that they will reclaim the land they have […]

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  • 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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