The Alliance for Appalachia joined 290 groups in a letter urging President Biden and Congressional leaders to take action and accelerate renewable energy, address electric transmission challenges, and advance environmental justice.
Acid mine drainage is one of the most visible and costly impacts of coal mining, turning Appalachian waterways rust orange with dangerous pollution and threatening the health of people and wildlife. Remediation of this pollution requires long-term treatment facilities and […]
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 ...
The Alliance for Appalachia along with Common Ground on the Hill, Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse, Austin Sanctuary Network, Union Church, Eighth Step, Highlander Center, WhyHunger, and Woody Guthrie Center would like to invite you to an online concert with John McCutcheon […]
When our members first came together almost 15 years ago, it was to partner on goals that no one group could tackle alone, like ending mountaintop removal and traveling to DC to take direct action. Since then, we have continued […]
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, […]
Over 100 organizations, including the Alliance for Appalachia and several of our members, have added our names to a sign-on letter urging House Leadership to prioritize several bills that would aid coal-impacted communities across America. These bills have stalled in Congress, despite bipartisan support and an urgent need for
RECLAIM Act advocates from across the country kicked off summer with a grassroots lobby trip to Washington, DC. This is another in a series of actions and events over the past several seasons to urge Congress to pass the RECLAIM Act. The trip was successful in building leadership and relationships with communities impacted by the coal industry. It was an important opportunity to show support for the bill. Members of the Alliance for Appalachia were among those that attended on behalf of their communities and member organizations including from Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KY), Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment (TN), AppalachianVoices, and Southern Appalachian Mountain Stewards (VA).
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 […]