CONTACT: Thom Kay, Senior Legislative Representative, email@example.com, 864-580-1843 Cat McCue, Senior Communications Strategist, firstname.lastname@example.org, 434-293-6373 Norton, Va. — Seven local governments in Southwest Virginia have passed resolutions calling on the state’s congressional delegation to support federal legislation that would reauthorize…
Congress reinstated a tax to fund healthcare and benefits for miners with black lung and their families for 2020 — but further action is needed to extend the tax and support the fund for 10 years.
See how Appalachian legislators at the federal level voted in fall 2019.
Some projects receiving federal funds for economic development near abandoned mines have strong community support; others, not so much.
See how Appalachian legislators at the federal level voted in June and July 2019.
In June, advocates for black lung healthcare testified before Congress and urged them to act on the deadly disease’s resurgence. Donate today to help send coal miners with black lung to D.C. in July to fight for the healthcare they deserve!
Politicians like to talk about helping rural Appalachia. The RECLAIM Act is a chance for them to show that they mean it.
In April, people living near coal strip mines testified before a U.S. House subcommittee about how mountaintop removal coal mining has affected their lives and communities.
The bill to expedite spending of $1 billion in coal-impacted communities to repurpose old mine sites for new economic projects has been reintroduced into Congress with bipartisan support.
Residents of coal-impacted communities went to Washington, D.C., to share how strip mines have affected their lives and to support a moratorium on destructive strip mining.