A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Support Grows for Mine Reclamation Bill

Numerous Appalachian coal-bearing communities have passed resolutions calling on federal legislators to pass a bill that would reauthorize a program that funds cleanup of abandoned mine lands.

Environmental Votetracker — Spring 2020

See how Appalachian legislators at the federal level voted in late 2019.

Environmental Votetracker — December 2019/January 2020

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See how Appalachian legislators at the federal level voted in fall 2019.

The Trump Administration’s Environmental Record

A partial summary of President Donald Trump’s and his administration’s established track record of reducing environmental protections.

Environmental Votetracker — August/September 2019 issue

Chart showing how Appalachian legislators voted in June and July 2019

See how Appalachian legislators at the federal level voted in June and July 2019.

Congress Needs to Pass the RECLAIM Act

Politicians like to talk about helping rural Appalachia. The RECLAIM Act is a chance for them to show that they mean it.

Environmental Votetracker — June/July 2019 issue

Chart showing how Appalachian legislators voted on environmental topics in April and May 2019.

See how Appalachian legislators voted on several environmental topics in April and May 2019.

Congressional Hearing Addresses Abandoned Mine Cleanup

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Regional leaders testified in front of a U.S. House subcommittee about strategies to restore abandoned mines and witnesses expressed support for the RECLAIM Act.

Most Sweeping Public Lands Bill in Decades Becomes Law

New public lands legislation designates 1.3 million acres of new wilderness, reauthorizes the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and more.

Duke and Dominion Energy’s Contributions to NC Legislature

The two monopoly utilities contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to North Carolina legislative campaigns in 2018.