photo credit: Freepik.com Calling on Support for Flooding in Central Appalachia Over 1,500 Kentuckians and Virginians have been rescued by boat and helicopter, and hundreds of unaccounted for. Housing and critical infrastructure have been swapped away. The recent flash flooding […]
The Alliance for Appalachia supports the Environmental Justice For All Act (H.R. 2021) as legislation rooted in the moral principle that all people have the right to clean air, water, and soil. We need the safeguards in this bill to […]
Acid mine drainage is one of the most visible and costly impacts of coal mining, turning Appalachian waterways rust orange with dangerous pollution and threatening the health of people and wildlife. Remediation of this pollution requires long-term treatment facilities and […]
Spring Webinar Series --> What's next after The RECLAIM Act, How can AMLER build new opportunities for coal communities?, Getting Resources to Disadvantaged Communities: Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool, Modern Mine Reclamation Needs and the Bonding Crisis
Letter sent to Appalachian Senators The Alliance for Appalachia is composed of grassroots organizations in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, and Alabama, with a collective membership in the thousands. We promote a healthy, just Appalachia by supporting our member […]
We are so proud of all the hard work our members and other grassroots community organizers have put into advocating for clean water, cleaning up abandoned mine lands, and the health and safety of their communities. It’s very rewarding to see these efforts pay off with the passing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Even though Congress has known since 2006 that the Abandoned Mine Land Program would need to be reauthorized this year, they failed to act by the September 30, 2021 deadline. The Alliance for Appalachia has been advocating for mine site […]