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 […]
Join us for a one-hour, interactive workshop on Environmental Justice on August 18th, from 6 pm – 7 pm. Due to some potentially exciting news, we have moved our Environmental Justice Workshop date to August 18th. Please help us spread […]
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 included in this bill to ensure that these rights are a reality. We know that our region is not unique and that we are not alone in our pursuit of justice. Environmental racism and oppression plague communities across the country ...
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 […]
Update – Link to the recorded forum People living in Appalachia are visionary, innovative, creative, and passionate about building a future where everyone can survive and thrive. And yet, we’re suffering from the cumulative impacts of poverty, pollution, neglected infrastructure, […]
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.