Last week, Congress passed the omnibus budget bill. The RECLAIM Act was not attached. It is infuriating and it is a cowardly decision on the part of the leaders in Congress. After all the sweat and passion that hundreds of people– […]
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 […]
#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 […]
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 […]
Welcoming BWRK to the Alliance The Alliance for Appalachia is just tickled pink as a possum’s nose to welcome our newest member organization, Black Warrior Riverkeeper (BWRK). BWRK’s mission is to protect and restore the Black Warrior River watershed in […]