Spring Webinar Series --> What's next after The RECLAIM Act, How can AMLER build new opportunities for coal communities?, Getting Resources to Disadvantaged Communities: Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool, Modern Mine Reclamation Needs and the Bonding Crisis
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 […]
We are so proud of all the hard work our members and other grassroots community organizers have put into advocating for clean water, cleaning up abandoned mine lands, and the health and safety of their communities. It’s very rewarding to see these efforts pay off with the passing of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
Even though Congress has known since 2006 that the Abandoned Mine Land Program would need to be reauthorized this year, they failed to act by the September 30, 2021 deadline. The Alliance for Appalachia has been advocating for mine site […]
As the coal industry declines, companies are delaying reclamation for long periods of time, putting mine cleanup at risk. The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA), passed in 1977, requires coal companies to obtain bonds to help ensure proper […]
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 […]