Last week, the House Committee on Natural Resources held a press conference to announce the introduction of the Environmental Justice for All Act. The Environmental Justice for All Act creates a Federal Energy Transition Economic Development Assistance Fund – paid for through new fees on oil, gas and coal companies – to support communities and workers as they transition away from greenhouse gas-dependent economies...
The Alliance for Appalachia was one of many coalitions taking part in the House Committee of Natural Resources' Environmental Justice Working Group. Several members took part in the Environmental Justice Convening on June 26, 2019. This all-day event convened policymakers, environmental leaders and practitioners to educate Congressional staff on the history and context of the environmental justice (EJ) movement, discuss current challenges and policy priorities for EJ practitioners and frontline community-based organizations, and connect policymakers and EJ advocates across the country.
This week, U.S. Reps. Matt Cartwright (D-PA), Hal Rogers (R-KY), Glenn Thompson (PA-15), and Don Beyer (VA-08) introduced the RECLAIM Act– HR 2156. This is big news following a successful committee hearing on innovative mine reclamation in March, and it’s […]
Last month, a powerhouse group of organizations– including Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Indigenous Environmental Network, Sierra Club, Oil Change International, and Honor the Earth— published the Banking on Climate Change 2019 Fossil Fuel Report Card. The Alliance for Appalachia was […]
Written by Taysha DeVaughan on April 2, 2019, Reposted from https://www.samsva.org/engagement On March 27th-31st S.A.M.S President Taysha DeVaughan attended the Climate Justice Alliance member convening in Albuquerque, NM. As a member group of the Alliance for Appalachia, SAMS leadership development […]