Monthly Archives: July 2011

Stopping Mountaintop Removal: 101!

Its official! 101 cosponsors of the Clean Water Protection Act! As big coal and their allies in Congress continue to attack, undermine, and gut public health and environmental protections, Appalachian Voices, the Alliance for Appalachia, NRDC and others continue to

[VIDEO EXTRA]: Jimmy Weekley, Paul Corbit Brown, and Blair Mountain


House, Once Again, Passes Attack on Water, Science, Humans

Rahall Legislates that Water Stop at State Lines. Seriously. Yesterday evening the House of Representatives passed The Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act (HR 2018), a bill that turns back the clock forty years on the environmental and public health protections

Expect the President to Veto H.R. 2018 – Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET WASHINGTON, D.C. 20503 July 12, 2011 (House Rules) STATEMENT OF ADMINISTRATION POLICY H.R. 2018 – Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act (Rep. Mica, R-FL, and 39 cosponsors) The Administration strongly opposes


Struggling for Clean Air

By Meg Holden A journalist and editor with a keen eye for detail, Meg served as AV’s Communications Intern for summer 2011. Memory loss. Muscle weakness. Mood swings. Kidney failure. Death. It sounds like a doctor’s report on an aging

1,000 Rednecks Marched on Blair Mountain!

The following email was sent to the 51,000+ supporters of To sign up to receive free email alerts, click here. Just a few weeks ago citizens of Blair, WV climbed to the crest of Blair Mountain with over 1,000


Cheating Democracy: Suspending Your Right to Clean Water

By Rachel Goss Appalachian Voices Development Associate / Director of Foundations, 2011 The coal industry’s war on water got another boost on June 22nd, when the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee passed the Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act (HR 2018).