On April 12, 2018, the WV Department of Environmental Protection held an informal conference, or public hearing, on proposed revisions to the Collins Fork Permit in Raleigh County. These revisions would allow Republic Energy, LLC to forgo reclamation efforts and […]
In the heart of Raleigh County, West Virginia, another solar system is installed at our member group, Coal River Mountain Watch! Solar Holler has helped to completely eliminate electricity Coal River Mountain Watch is buying from the utility company with […]
Making our voices heard, helping out local communities members. Thanks to everyone who came out to support the community and speak out against the Neely’s Creek Mine! The Neely’s Creek Mine (permit 900-0047) in Pulaski County was issued in 2013, […]
#RECLAIMAct *Please share this post to help us get the word out, especially about grassroots call-in days happening March 13-15 Together, we have done the research. We have laid the groundwork. We have engaged our communities and built support. Together, we […]
Optimistic. Hilarious. Passionate. Fierce. These are just a few words Alliance members used to describe and memorialize Vickie Terry, a community leader and mountain protector who graciously shared her sunshine with so many of us. The picture above is during an […]
Calling all Alliance for Appalachia Leaders. . . the Coordinating Committee needs YOU! Each year, the Alliance Steering Committee nominates a five-person Coordinating Committee to lead our efforts throughout the year. We still have one spot open for 2018! This […]
Revitalizing Appalachia: A toolkit for clean-up and community development What’s it all about? The Alliance for Appalachia is a grassroots coalition of environmental and social justice organizations dedicated to supporting whole, healthy communities. The Alliance has initiated this toolkit to […]
We and other people in communities near mountaintop removal sites have long suspected that dust, chemicals, and contaminated water from the mines make them sick. Over two dozen studies confirmed these fears--that Appalachians are at higher risk of many diseases simply because of where they live. Mountaintop removal mining is a public health hazard.
The Alliance for Appalachia condemns white supremacy and all the organizations that support it both overtly and covertly. We mourn the many lives that are lost at the hands of white supremacist terrorism, and we vow to fight for the living.
We recognize that white supremacy is not simply a fringe movement of ignorant and unhinged individuals. Rather, it is an organized and funded movement with at least tacit support from President Trump and others who hold power at all levels of government. We also recognize that racism operates daily, ubiquitously, and anonymously.
Friends, family, allies: On election day, our world changed. We too have been in denial, speechless, angry; and it’s taking time to process the past two weeks amidst a lot of unknowns. But one thing we know, and have always […]