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.
We greet this new year with joy and thankfulness – for the wonderful people, our beautiful mountains, and our precious water in Appalachia. We also greet this new year with strength and power – we are ready to fight for […]
We have been spending the last tumultuous month since the election making plans for what our work will look like in 2017. We know we’ll be busy doing the two things we do best — bringing people together and fighting […]
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 […]
These are challenging days. But we are ready for action, and to begin the work to rebuild our region’s economy. If you are looking to spread a little hope today, we encourage you to read this letter about the RECLAIM Act and […]
We’re headed back to DC to Protect Our Water, Reclaim Our Future The Alliance for Appalachia will be hosting an event to “Protect Our Water, Reclaim Our Future” (acronym pronounced POWR-OF) in Washington, D.C. June 5-8. We’re bringing over 30 new and experienced leaders […]
Click here to sign the petition! The POWER+ (Plus) Plan is a $10 billion initiative to assist communities struggling with the decline of the coal industry in growing and diversifying their economies. The Plan, which reflects a number of policy […]