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  • Appalachian communities at growing risk from mountaintop removal

    Announcing a new tool to end the destruction of Appalachian mountains and streams Coal is in the news a lot these days. The market forces and much-needed environmental and health protections cornering the dirty fuel are topics of endless interest as America’s energy landscape shifts toward cleaner sources. And yes, all signs point to coal’s […]

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  • Appalachian Love Stories Shows Appalachian Pride

    Art by Katie Hanna The STAY Project (Stay Together Appalachian Youth) is a diverse regional network of young people throughout Central Appalachia who are working together to advocate for and actively participate in their home mountain communities. The group has created the #AppalachianLoveStory  Radio Stories to showcase the complicated relationship and Appalachian Pride youth have with Appalachia. This article highlights […]

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  • West Virginia Groups Sue the OSMRE

    From the press release: On March 17th, seven local, regional and national groups filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Office of Surface Mining for failing to intervene on West Virginia’s lax oversight of mountaintop-removal and other destructive surface coal mining — a state program that has, for decades, allowed the coal industry […]

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  • WV Groups Protest Health Impacts of MTR; State Responds

    Putting Their Foot Down: Hundreds Rally at WVDEP Several hundred people gathered in Charleston, WV on Monday, March 16th for the People’s Foot rally at the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. The event was hosted by a coalition of West Virginia groups demanding an end to mountaintop removal and working to highlight the devastating […]

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  • Learn About the Abandoned Mine Lands Fund

    The AML Policy Priorities Group is a multi-stakeholder group initially formed to inform the Abandoned Mine Lands Fund research project of two Appalachian Transition Fellows and their host organizations: Kendall Bilbrey, The Alliance for Appalachia and Eric Dixon, Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center. Other recent work from this program includes an Ask the Director Meeting with the Office of […]

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